Persona Adoption

Toxic Text in Personas: An Experiment on User Perceptions

When algorithms create personas from social media data, the personas can become noxious via automatically including toxic comments. To investigate how users perceive such personas, we conducted a 2 × 2 user experiment with 496 participants that showed participants toxic and non-toxic versions of data-driven personas. We found that participants gave higher credibility, likability, empathy, …

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The Effect of Experience on Persona Perceptions

User perceptions of personas affect the adoption of personas for decision-making in real organizations. To investigate how experience affects the way an individual perceives a persona, in research led by Joni Salminen, we conduct an experimental study with individuals less and more experienced with personas.  Quantitative results show that previous experience increases several important perceptions, including …

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