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Enhancing Personas with Their Main Scenarios

  • Alícia Valls
  • Muriel Garreta-Domingo
  • Marta López
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6761)

Abstract

The methodology of "personas" is a well-known procedure and very often used for characterizing target users in user-centered design projects. Very often, personas are represented by a picture. This paper introduces a different approach to present the results of a user analysis study with the goal to increase assimilation and comprehension of a project’s personas. We believe that creating and developing a new concept enhancing “personas” with their context, giving less importance to the image of the person with a silhouette and adding an image of their main scenarios can make more impact in our organizations. To verify our idea we conducted a study to evaluate which format - "personas" with a picture and "personas" with their contexts – worked better.

Keywords

Personas Persona usage Context Scenarios User research Design methods 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alícia Valls
    • 1
  • Muriel Garreta-Domingo
    • 1
  • Marta López
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat Oberta de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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