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Personas Methods Research

In addition to developing persona analytics systems and features to create accurate and precise data-driven personas, the APG Team also conducts persona analytics research.

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Persona Research from The APG Team

Here some of the APG team’s research articles about data-driven personas and persona methods. Check ’em out!

Jansen, B. J., Jung, S.G., Salminen, J., Nielsen, L., and Guan, K.W. (2021) Strengths and Weaknesses of Persona Creation Methods: Guidelines for Novice and Experienced Users. 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2021) Koloa, Hawaii, United States. 5-8 Jan. 2021. p. 4971-4980.

Salminen, J., Vahlo, J., Jung, S.G., Chowdhury. S., and Jansen, B. J.  (2020) Designing Prototype Player Personas from Game Preference Surveys. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20) (Extended Abstract), Honolulu, HI, USA. 25–30 April, 1-8.

Salminen, J., Guan, K., Jung, S.G., Chowdhury, S., and Jansen, B. J. (2020) A Literature Review of Quantitative Persona Creation. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20), Honolulu, HI, USA. 25–30 April. 1-14.

Salminen, J., Sengun, S., Jung, S.G., and Jansen, B. J. (2019) Design Issues in Automatically Generated Persona Profiles: A Qualitative Analysis from 38 Think-Aloud Transcripts. The ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR2019). Glasgow, UK. 10-14 March. 225-229.

Salminen, J.O., Şengün, S., Kwak, H., Jansen, B. J., An, J., Jung, S.G., Vieweg, S., and Harrell, F. (2017) Generating Cultural Personas From Social Data: A Perspective of Middle Eastern Users. The Fourth International Symposium on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS-2017). Prague, Czech Republic, p. 120-125. 21-23 Aug.

An, J., Kwak, H. and Jansen, B. J.  (2016) Validating Social Media Data for Automatic Persona Generation. The Second International Workshop on Online Social Networks Technologies (OSNT-2016), 13th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications AICCSA 2016. Agadir, Morocco. 29 November – 2 December.

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The Ability of Personas to Alter Incorrect Preconceptions About Customers

The Ability of Personas: An Empirical Evaluation of Altering Incorrect Preconceptions About Users
The Ability of Personas: An Empirical Evaluation of Altering Incorrect Preconceptions About Users

False preconceptions about customers can result in poor design, product development, and marketing decisions, so rectifying these preconceptions is essential for businesses.

In this research, we quantitatively evaluates the ability of data-driven personas to alter decision makers’ preconceptions about their online social media users.

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Persona Analytics Research Conference Articles from the APG Team

Along with developing persona analytics systems and features to create accurate and precise data-driven personas, the APG Team also conducts persona analytics research.

please visit our Persona Research from The APG Team page
Please visit Persona Research from The APG Team page

Here are four of the APG team’s research conference articles (published early 2021) on persona research. Check ’em out!

​Jung, S.G., Salminen, J., and Jansen, B. J. (2021) All About the Name: Assigning Demographically Appropriate Names to Data-Driven Entities. 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2021) Koloa, Hawaii, United States. 5-8 Jan. 2021. p. 4034-4042

Jansen, B. J., Jung, S.G., Salminen, J., Nielsen, L., and Guan, K.W. (2021) Strengths and Weaknesses of Persona Creation Methods: Guidelines for Novice and Experienced Users. 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2021) Koloa, Hawaii, United States. 5-8 Jan. 2021. p. 4971-4980.

Guan, K.W., Salminen, J., Nielsen, L., Jung, S.G., and Jansen, B. J. (2021) Information Design for Personas in Four Professional Domains of User Experience Design, Healthcare, Market Research, and Social Media Strategy. 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2021) Koloa, Hawaii, United States. 5-8 Jan. 2021. p, 4446-4455.

Jung, S.G., Salminen, J., and Jansen, B. J. (2021) Automatically Mapping Ad Targeting Criteria between Online Ad Platforms. 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2021) Koloa, Hawaii, United States. 5-8 Jan. 2021.  p. 940-948

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Data-Driven Search Personas for SEO and SEM

Why You Need Data-Driven Search Personas

Leveraging search via search engine optimization (SEO) or keyword advertising (SEM) is all about connecting your business with potential customers that have expressed an interest in your product, service, or content via keywords in a search.

Therefore, these searches are direct and explicit expressions by real people. As such, targeted keyword search is a very effective pull marketing strategy.

Data-Driven Search Personas Can Enhance Your SEO Performance
Data-Driven Search Personas Can Enhance Your SEO Performance
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Data-Driven Personas Research

In addition to developing persona analytics systems and features to create accurate and precise data-driven personas, the APG Team also conducts persona analytics research.

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Persona Research from The APG Team

Here some of the APG team’s research articles about data-driven personas. Check ’em out!

An, J., Kwak, H., Salminen, J., Jung, S.G., and Jansen, B. J. (2018) Imaginary People Representing Real Numbers: Generating Personas from Online Social Media Data. ACM Transactions on the Web. 12, 4, Article 27.

Salminen, J., Jung, S.G., Chowdury, S.A., and Jansen, B. J. (2020) Rethinking Personas for Fairness: Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability in Data-Driven Personas. 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII2020). Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2020. 82-100.

Jung, S.G., Salminen, J., and Jansen, B. J. (2020) Giving Faces to Data: Creating Data-Driven Personas from Personified Big Data. ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI2020)(Demo Paper), Cagliari, Italy. 17-20 March, 132–133.

Salminen, J., Jung, S.G., and Jansen, B. J. (2019) Detecting Demographic Bias in Automatically Generated Personas. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019) (Extended Abstract), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 4-9 May. Paper No. LBW0122.

Jansen, B. J., Jung, S.G., Salminen, J., An, J. and Kwak, H. (2018) Combining Behavioral and Demographic Information to Segment Online Audiences: Experiments with a YouTube Channel. 5th International Conference ‘Internet Science’ (INSCI’2018) St. Petersburg, Russia, 24-26 October. 141-153.

Jung, S.G., Salminen, J., Kwak, H., An, J., and Jansen, B. J. (2018) Automatic Persona Generation (APG): A Rationale and Demonstration, ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR2018) (Demo), New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, 11-15 March.

An, J., Kwak, H., and Jansen, B. J., (2017) Personas for Content Creators via Decomposed Aggregate Audience Statistics. Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2017). Sydney, Australia, p. 632-635. 31 Jul – 3 Aug.

Jung, S., An, J., Kwak, H., Ahmad, M., Nielsen, L., and Jansen, B. J. (2017) Persona Generation from Aggregated Social Media Data. ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017 (CHI2017). Denver, Colorado. p. 1748-1755. 6-11 May.

An, J., Kwak, H., and Jansen, B. J. (2017) Automatic Generation of Personas Using YouTube Social Media Data. Proceedings of the 50th International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-50). Waikoloa, Hawaii. p. 833-842. 4-7 January.

An, J., Cho, H.Y., Kwak, H., Hassen, M.Z., and Jansen, B. J. (2016) Towards Automatic Persona Generation Using Social Media. The Third International Symposium on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS 2016), The 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud. p. 206-211. Vienna, Austria. 22-24 August.

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Persona Profiles and Persona Template Research

In addition to developing persona analytics systems and features to create accurate and precise data-driven personas, the APG Team also conducts persona analytics research.

please visit our Persona Research from The APG Team page
Persona Research from The APG Team

Here some of the APG team’s research articles about data-driven personas profiles and persona templates. Check ’em out!

Salminen, J., Santos, J., Jung, S. G., Eslami, M. and Jansen, B. J. (2020) Persona Transparency: Analyzing the Impact of Explanations on Perceptions of Data-Driven Personas. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 36(8), 788-800.

Jung, S.G., Salminen, J., and Jansen, B. J. (2021) All About the Name: Assigning Demographically Appropriate Names to Data-Driven Entities. 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2021) Koloa, Hawaii, United States. 5-8 Jan. 2021. p. 4034-4042.

Guan, K.W., Salminen, J., Nielsen, L., Jung, S.G., and Jansen, B. J. (2021) Information Design for Personas in Four Professional Domains of User Experience Design, Healthcare, Market Research, and Social Media Strategy. 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2021) Koloa, Hawaii, United States. 5-8 Jan. 2021. p, 4446-4455.

Salminen, J., Rao, R.G., Jung, S.G., Chowdury, S.A., and Jansen, B. J. (2020) Enriching Social Media Personas with Personality Traits: A Deep Learning Approach Using the Big Five Classes. 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII2020). Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2020. 101-120.

Salminen, J., Guan, K., Nielsen, L., Jung, S.G., and Jansen, B. J. (2020) A Template for Data-Driven Personas: Analyzing 31 Quantitatively Oriented Persona Profiles. 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII2020). Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2020. 125-144.

Salminen, J., Jung, S.G., Chowdhury. S., and Jansen, B. J. (2020) Analyzing Demographic Bias in Artificially Generated Facial Pictures. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20) (Extended Abstract), Honolulu, HI, USA. 25–30 April, 1-8.

Salminen, J., Froneman, W., Jung, S.G., Chowdhury. S., and Jansen, B. J. (2020) The Ethics of Data-Driven Personas. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20) (Extended Abstract), Honolulu, HI, USA. 25–30 April, 1-9.

Salminen, J., Jung, S.G., Santos, J., Chowdhury. S. G, and Jansen, B. J. (2020) The Effect of Experience on Persona Perceptions. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20) (Extended Abstract), Honolulu, HI, USA. 25–30 April. 1-9.

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Persona Analytics Research

In addition to developing persona analytics systems and features to create accurate and precise data-driven personas, the APG Team also conducts persona analytics research.

please visit our Persona Research from The APG Team page
Persona Research from The APG Team

Here some of the APG team’s research articles about data-driven personas and persona analytics. Check ’em out!

Jansen, B. J., Salminen, J., and Jung, S.G. (2020) Data-Driven Personas for Enhanced User Understanding: Combining Empathy with Rationality for Better Insights to Analytics. Data and Information Management. 4(1), 1-17. https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/dim/4/1/article-p1.xml

Salminen, J., Kwak, H., An, J., Jung, S.G., and Jansen, B. J. (2018) Are personas done? Evaluating their usefulness in the age of digital analytics. Persona Studies. 4, 2, 47-65.

Jansen, B. J., Jung, S.G., and Salminen, J. (2020) From Flat File to Interface: Conceptual Synthesis of Personas and Analytics for Enhanced User Understanding. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 23-28 October. 1-11.

Salminen, J., Jung, S.G., Chowdhury. S., Ramirez-Robillos, D., and Jansen, B. J.  (2020) Things Change: Comparing Results Using Historical Data and User Testing for Evaluating a Recommendation Task. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20) (Extended Abstract), Honolulu, HI, USA. 25–30 April, 1–7.

Jansen, B. J., Jung, S.G., and Salminen, J. (2019) Capturing the Change in Topical Interests of Personas Over Time. Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting 2019 (ASIST2019). Melbourne, Australia. 19-23 Oct.

Jung, S.G., Salminen, J., and Jansen, B. J. (2019) Personas Changing Over Time: Analyzing Variations of Data-Driven Personas During a Two-Year Period. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019) (Extended Abstract), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 4-9 May. Paper No. LBW2714.

Jansen, B. J., Jung, S.G., and Salminen, J. (2019) Creating Manageable Persona Sets from Large User Populations. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019) (Extended Abstract), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 4-9 May. Paper No. LBW2713.

Jung, S.G., Salminen, J., An, J., Kwak, H., and Jansen, B. J.  (2018) Automatically Conceptualizing Social Media Analytics Data via Personas (Demo Paper), International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2018), Stanford, CA, USA, 25-28 June. 715-716.

Jansen, B. J., An, J., Kwak, H., Salminen, J.O., and Jung, S.G. (2017) Viewed by Too Many or Viewed Too Little: Using Information Dissemination for Audience Segmentation. Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting 2017 (ASIST2017). Washington, DC. p. 189-196. 27 Oct. – 1 Nov.

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