personas

There Will Always Be Subpersonas

One of the main challenges in creating personas is deciding “where to draw the line”, i.e., making judgment calls of what information to include into the persona profiles and how many personas to create. Ideally, we’d include all the information that the eventual persona users need and nothing else. Ideally, we’d create as many personas …

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Personas in the Era of Privacy-Protected User Analytics

An important observation: the value of personas in Web analytics is likely to increase with the current changes in digital privacy. This is because the platforms need to move into more non-personified systems and methods. Personas are exactly about this: making individual customer data aggregated. In fact, Google planned a system (that they already sort …

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What’s Wrong with Personas? A Rebuttal to a Fair Question!

Anna Holopainen asked this question on LinkedIn: What’s wrong with most buyer personas? Aka my favorite pet peeve 👇 She also provided an answer straight away, listing the following points. In the following, Anna’s points are shown in bold text, followed by my response in unbolded text. I found these points very fruitful for a …

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Resources about the book, Data-Driven Personas

Several resources about the book, Data-Driven Personas, are available! The book … 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. Data-Driven Personas on Amazon. Associated Resources The website … Data-Driven Personas http://www.data-drivenpersonas.com The infographic … Data-Driven Persona Book Infographic http://www.bernardjjansen.com/uploads/2/4/1/8/24188166/data-driven_personas_book_infographic.pdf The …

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The two (most distinct) 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. The Social Psychology Definition of Personas A persona can refer to public image, public identity, self-representation, or impression management. That is, a persona is how one wants themselves …

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