Skip to content

User Story Examples

Desi Rottman edited this page Mar 16, 2019 · 4 revisions

User Story Examples

Austin, tech writer and editor

Proposed Feature

Improved markdown editor

Persona

Austin is a technical writer who also freelances on the side. He has taken on a side project at work and wants to maximize his time and get things done efficiently so he can continue working on projects for other departments. The assignment is to take documents that are formatted in Microsoft Word and retain their styling in markdown to import to the company wiki. In the course of his regular work, he occasionally utilizes markdown, but it's rare. He wants an easy-to-use program he doesn't have to put a lot of work into to learn.

Key features and needs

  • Hot-keys for easy and fast formatting
  • Split screen to preview markdown and live preview in real time
  • Option to import markdown to a word processor and retain formatting

Julie, marching band director

Persona

Julie is a middle and high school band director. Her high school marching band is interested in applying to some big name parades, but the applications require a website and video of a performance.

Key features and needs

  • Fast, easy to edit and add content to
  • Option to add photos and videos
  • Easy learning curve, maybe preset pages to import content into
  • Can share link to external sources

Maggie, devops engineer

Persona

Maggie is a mid-thirties professional tech writer. For several years, she's dealt with pain related to a shoulder injury. She wants to track her pain and see if there might be some trends she can attribute the soreness to, and bring evidence to her doctor to see if he's able to extrapolate any trends. Her pain sometimes makes it difficult to hold or type on her mobile device, so the app should be accessible on both mobile and desktop.

Proposed Feature

An app accessible on both mobile devices and desktop computers that can be used with keyboard and mouse input

Key features and needs

  • Easily track medical test results from multiple providers
  • Input, rate, and describe pain ratings and descriptions
  • Note the ways in which relief is attempted - OTC pain relievers, ice/heat, physical therapy. Options should be saved to select again later

Kayleigh, college graduate

Persona

After graduating from college, Kayleigh was greeted by a mountain of student debt. She wants to make an effort to track her spending and have an idea of her debt-free date but finds traditional budgeting apps too intense for what she is really interested in using it for. She forgets to manually enter cash or card transactions sometimes, but doesn't like the idea of connecting her bank or credit card accounts to a third-party app.

Proposed feature

A phone app that allows easy tracking of spending and budgeting without connecting to a funding source. The phone's camera can be used to snap receipts and add to the spending report. She'd like the option to set categories for each purchase, breaking receipts out further if needed, and receive push notification reminders if she's close to her limit in a particular category.

Key features and needs

  • The app will use the device's camera to take snapshots of receipts
  • Email transactions can be imported
  • Pie charts and other graphs will break down daily, weekly, monthly, and annual spending into user-determined categories
  • Photos of purchased items, like a coffee or household item, will be detected
  • The app will calculate a debt-free date based on monthly spending

Daniel, an actor

Persona

Daniel is an actor preparing for an upcoming indie film. Since the budget is small, there will be no regular rehearsals up front - actors must prepare on their own. Because his daily schedule is different from that of his friends, it's difficult for him to find a rehearsal partner.

Proposed feature

An app for desktop and mobile that will use a voiceover to read text from a script for his opposite in a scene, leaving time to deliver his lines. It should also have a record and share option, so scene partners can share readings in their own voice.

Key features and needs

  • The app will read back the opposing lines
  • Microphone and video enabled for playback review
  • Option for partnered scenes to be recorded and shared for remote, offline access
You can’t perform that action at this time.