The following is a post from the APG Team’s summer 2020 intern, Jaad Mohammed.
Personas are an effective way to target a specific customer base, since we have a better understanding of who that customer base is and what those customers want, need, or desire. In other words, personas provide a means to empathize with those customers.
Through personas, we give our imaginary customer who was previously just some number on a market research spreadsheet a name and a face.
So, now that you can see them as a real person, you empathize with how they might feel and react to a certain situation, and you can accordingly make developments for your product.
This is where empathy mapping comes into the picture, which we integrate with your personas.