I was designing a simple flash game for kids that repeatedly went through revisions due to a disagreement regarding the main characters design. The client claimed the character wasn’t “cool” enough. Unable to get any other notes out of them, and with the client having a specific idea (but are using a subjective term to define it), I created a short questionnaire to try to extract their ideas for the character. 

  1. What kind of personality does he have?
  2. What kind of clothes does he wear?
  3. Does he belong to any subcultures (skater, goth, etc)?
  4. What kind of haircut does he have?

Their answers:

  1. He is cool
  2. Cool clothes
  3. He’s a cool kid
  4. He has cool hair

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