Paul is 20 years old. A student of biology, he also works part-time in a sound archive, carrying out research and compiling content using online tools. He uses mobile devices extensively and is familiar with technology. He has a great interest in collecting and organising his research content. He needs it to be findable and re-usable.
“A perfect day is a day outdoors observing wildlife with my friends”
Who is Paul?
Paul is very active and sociable. He likes to get to know new people via social networks. He takes a lot of pictures and videos when he is hiking, travelling and observing nature.
What does the future hold for him?
Before finishing his studies Paul wants to do a research semester in Canada or the US. In future he wants to specialise in research on marine mammals and is currently looking for a summer job in one of the prestigious sea observation centres in North America.
How does Paul see his work/study in the longer term?
Paul knows that all the work he is doing now, from presentations to placements, will be important for his future professional career, and so he’s documenting his career path.
How does Paul use technology?
Paul uses various mobile devices to record wildlife when he is outdoors. He also uses a number of open source biodiversity content platforms to search for data. He likes to contribute information to these platforms and finds it extremely helpful for his research if the data is interlinked with other information resources.