Jim Jansen

Dr. Jansen is a Principal Scientist in the social computing group of the Qatar Computing Research Institute, and a professor with the College of Science and Engineering, Hamad bin Khalifa University, and an adjunct professor with the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a graduate of West Point and has a Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University, along with master degrees from Texas A&M (computer science) and Troy State (international relations). Dr. Jim Jansen served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry enlisted soldier and communication commissioned officer.

What is a persona profile?

A persona profile is the end product of the persona creation process. A common layout of a persona profile that is usually 1 page containing a textual description and typically one photo. The textual description will include, along with humanizing elements such as name, demographic information (e.g., education, job, age, etc.) and behavioral information (e.g., …

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How to create a persona?

There are many persona development methodologies. Yer, persona creation tends to involve five general steps, which are: Identify: Categorize the population of customers, users, or audience members Collect: Gather data about the identified populations specifically concerning behaviors (or goals, pain points, etc.) and demographics. (Data can be gathered through persona interviews or automatically.) Segment: Group …

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What is a persona?

A persona is an imaginary person that represents a segment of users, audience members, or customers. A persona is typically presented in a persona profile that presents characteristics of the persona such as a photo, name, and other attributes. There are many domains that can employ a persona, including system design, marketing, content creation, and …

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Is More Better?: Research Concerning the Impact of Multiple Photos on Perception of Persona Profiles

Background: We investigate if and how more photos than a single headshot can heighten the level of information provided by persona profiles. We conduct eye-tracking experiments and qualitative interviews with variations in the photos: a single headshot, a headshot and images of the persona in different contexts, and a headshot with pictures of different people …

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How are Personas Used in Real Organizations?

What are Personas and Why Use Them? Personas are fictional characters or ‘profiles’ that portray a certain type of customer or user. The development of a persona should go beyond just providing background information on the organization’s ideal customers. The persona profile should also include other features, such as current behaviors the persona exihibits as …

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