I think it's been hard to illustrate to others what makes youth different in a way that creates the need for my project. I don't know why I didn't do this early, but it's time to create a persona!
Quinn is a 17 year old junior in high school, living in the suburbs of Seattle. He is taking sound production classes at his local community college. Quinn plays the guitar (self-taught), and jams weekly with a band formed of his high school friends. His favorite artist is John Vanderslice. He can almost always be spotted wearing a band shirt, showing off his musical preferences. Quinn attends 3-7 shows a month, most of which are local, small indie bands. He generally also attends Folklife, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot. He attends in-stores at Easy Street whenever it features a band he enjoys. Quinn downloads a lot of music, but also owns vinyl of all his favorite artists. He owns some cds, but mostly his cd collection consist of mixed-tapes from his friends. Quinn also burns cds of his prefered artists for his friends and acquantiances, although he is slowly shifting from phsyical disks to posting links on friend's facebooks.