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The two definitions of personas

People sometimes struggle to understand what we mean by personas.

This is because there are two alternative definitions to personas. This blog posts explains each of these definitions.

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Using the book Data-Driven Personas for Teaching

Hi, Professor!

Planning your HCI, design, UX, advertising, content creation, marketing, or related course for the upcoming semester?

Consider using the book Data-Driven Personas in your course.

Data-Driven Personas

There are MANY advantages to using this book for your course!

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Data-Driven Personas Kindle Edition

Data-Driven Personas available in Kindle Edition!

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Persona Creation Persona Design Persona Development Persona Research Personas

Factors of selecting optimal number of personas

Our team has been working on the question of how many personas to create for a while now. It’s an elusive questions that keeps us searching for a final answer that may not be out there.

Regardless, we have been able to identify some factors relevant to this question. In this post, I’ll briefly go through these factors.

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Introduction to Data-Driven Personas Book by Kathleen Guan (co-author)

Hey!, check out this great YouTube video introduction to the book, Data-Driven Personas, by Kat Guan!

Introduction to Data-Driven Personas Book - Kathleen Guan (co-author)
Introduction to Data-Driven Personas Book – Kathleen Guan (co-author)

Kathleen Guan is a research consultant and founder of KWG Global, a research consultancy dedicated to bridging academia and industry. She has a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in International Law from Georgetown University, and research training in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to research consulting for industry, Kathleen is currently a research student in Neuroscience and Psychopathology through a joint graduate program between University College London and Yale School of Medicine.

You can get your copy of the book from the publisher, Data-Driven Personas

Or through Amazon Data-Driven Personas

Jansen, B. J., Salminen, J., Jung, S.G., and Guan, K. (2021). Data-Driven Personas. Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics,1 Carroll, J. (Ed). Morgan-Claypool: San Rafael, CA., 4:1, i-317.

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Data-Driven Personas HCI and data-driven personas HCI and personas analytics Persona Analytics

Using Data-Driven Personas with Scenarios, Participatory design, Card sorting, Serious games, or Agile development

Data-Driven Personas are algorithmically created from user behavioral and demographic data.

These analytic personas are a valuable Human Computer Interaction (HCI) design technique in themselves, especially when incorporated into an interactive persona analytics system.

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HCI Design Techniques Used With Data-Driven Personas
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HCI and data-driven personas HCI and personas analytics Persona Analytics Personas

3 Step Process for Deploying Data-Driven Personas in Your Organization

Data-driven personas are algorithmically created from user behavioral and demographic data. They can be a valuable tool in an organization for communication across divisions to get a consistent user understanding.

However, we hear from many clients that deploying personas within an organization can be challenging.

So, how do you deploy data-driven personas in an organization to make better decisions?

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How do you deploy data-driven personas in an organization to make better decisions?