persona research

The Effect of Smiling Pictures on Perceptions of Personas

In this research on impact of smile on persona perceptions with Soon-gyo Jung, João Santos, and Jim Jansen, we find that persona profiles with a smiling photo result in an increase in perceived similarity with, likability of, and willingness to use a persona. However, a smile does not increase the credibility of a persona. Our …

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How can I use a persona for customer segmentation?

Personas are human like descriptions of customer segments. Just like customer segments, you can use the persona technique to divide your overall market into smaller subset that you can then examine individually. In practice, the best way of using personas for customer segmentation is to apply a technique of data-driven persona creation, such as automatic …

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How are personas and market segments different?

Personas and market segments are highly similar in the sense that they both are based on real data about the customers. However, the main difference is that personas individualize that data in a representation that has a name, face, and human attributes. In conclusion: Personas = human like representations of customer groups Market segments = …

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How can I use a persona for UX design?

Using personas for UX design means considering the needs of the users that the persona represents to design products (e.g., websites) such that their user experience for those users is optimized. For example, a persona can be someone who is technically sophisticated, elderly or has disabilities, which means that the design needs to consider accessibility …

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Customer segmentation using online platforms: isolating behavioral and demographic segments for persona creation via aggregated user data

In this research, we propose a novel approach for isolating customer segments using online customer data for products that are distributed via online social media platforms. We use non-negative matrix factorization to first identify behavioral customer segments and then to identify demographic customer segments. We employ a methodology for linking the two segments to present …

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Research Concerning: Are Personas Done? Evaluating their usefulness in the age of digital analytics

In this research led by Joni Salminen, we conceptually examine the use of personas in an age of large-scale online analytics data. Based on the criticism and benefits outlined in prior work and by practitioners working with online data, we formulate the major arguments for and against the use of personas given real-time online analytics …

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