Month: August 2022

How does varying the number of personas affect user perceptions and behavior? Challenging the ‘small personas’ hypothesis!

Studies in human-computer interaction recommend creating fewer than ten personas based on stakeholders’ limitations to cognitively process and use personas. However, no existing studies offer empirical support for having fewer rather than more personas. Investigating this matter, thirty-seven participants interacted with five and fifteen personas using an interactive persona system, choosing one persona to design …

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Big Data, Small Personas: How Algorithms Shape the Demographic Representation of Data-Driven User Segments

Derived from the notion of algorithmic bias, it is possible that creating user segments such as personas from data results in over- or under-representing certain segments (FAIRNESS), does not properly represent the diversity of the user populations (DIVERSITY), or produces inconsistent results when hyperparameters are changed (CONSISTENCY). Collecting user data on 363M video views from …

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Persona Analytics: a pathway to persona science

Slidedeck on Persona Analytics: pathway to persona science from QUANT UX Conference 2022 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1euyQPqUdVd0B8r249SApNOyN6hzESf2n/view Salminen, J., Jung, S.G., and Jansen, B. J. (2022) Persona Analytics: a pathway to persona science. In CN Chapman, KZ Xu, M Callegaro, F Gao, and M Cipollone, eds. (2022). Proceedings of the 2022 Quantitative User Experience Conference (Quant UX Con). …

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