Integrating Human Modeling and Simulation with the Persona Method

  • Taro Kanno
  • Tomohiko Ooyabu
  • Kazuo Furuta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6766)


This paper proposes a method to integrate human modeling and simulation with the persona method to efficiently predict human behavior with different personalities in a variety of situations. We have applied the method to predict residents’ behavior in an emergency situation to design emergency announcement strategies and have confirmed that this method can semi-automatically construct several different personas and their behavior scenarios successfully. The method provides a systematic procedure for creating personas and is expected to reduce time and cost in the design process.


Human modeling and simulation persona method user scenario emergency announcement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taro Kanno
    • 1
  • Tomohiko Ooyabu
    • 1
  • Kazuo Furuta
    • 1
  1. 1.7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-kuTokyoJapan

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