To start off, my interviewee lives in Denver, Colorado. So, last week I reached out to Jennie Kinsler to ask her personally over the phone to see if she had availability and was willing to partake in an interview that was in relation to my thesis. She concurred so we set up a date for the following week, which actually ended up being yesterday, Wednesday February 20.
On Monday, February 18, I finalized my thesis questions and emailed Jennie a copy of the questions so she could prepare for them mentally and not be put on the spot when we met later on in the week. Jennie and I planned to converse on Wednesday evening. I called her and before beginning the interview, I made sure she had open availability to begin the interview. (I did this to show respect of her time and to make sure she did not get caught up in another project or such.) Moving on with the beginning the interview, I spoke of the question and in return she responded and yet we were able to have dialogue on the subject matter, which allowed us to expand some areas of the questions a little further. One question at the end of the list, she did note for further clarity on it to make sure she read it clearly. In return, I was able to expand the intent of the question, which in return led to further discussions. Overall, the interview flow and meeting went rather smooth. I will note, the interview questions did cater to Jennie specifically since I was aware she was business owner and her background in design.
Side note: As a reflection on the questions for the interview, they were phrased in a manner that weren’t leading or declarative of my own opinion about the subject. I always let Jennie lead and provide her intent before I chimed in asking for further lucidity.