User Personas

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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Artificial and Real Images

How suitable are artificially generated facial pictures in data-driven personas?

In a previous post, we analyzed the demographic Bias in Artificially Generated Facial Pictures that raised a concern that the generated images might not fairly represent all demographic groups. In this post, we discuss if these artificially generated pictures are good enough for use in personas profiles for real-world systems and applications,  which are highly …

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The Three Business Personas You Must Design User Personas For

Knowing and creating the relevant User Persona is very important for any business. To create an active online presence, you need to reach your target audience. To reach your target audience, creating user personas can be highly beneficial. To make sure your business strategies are actively creating an impact, you need to be sure that …

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Book Review: Personas – User Focused Design by Lene Nielsen

This review has been co-authored by Willemien Froneman, Joni Salminen, and Jim Jansen. In the second edition of Personas – User Focused Design, Dr. Lene Nielsen describes a detailed method for implementing personas in development and innovation projects. Dr. Nielsen has pioneered the use of personas in user experience and has more than 20 years’ …

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How to use a persona? 13 persona use cases listed

In this post, we list some of the many ways to use a persona. This list considers mostly business cases for personas. Brand Discovery: Uncover how your core customers feel about your product or service and how they rationalize the purchase decision. Channel and Offering Alignment: Align every piece of offerings and marketing activity to …

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How to Create Personas? A List of Common Interview Questions

Creating Personas from Data At Qatar Computing Research Institute, our persona team has developed a system for automatic persona generation (APG). The demo of this persona system is available online, and we have also posted about the various benefits of data-driven personas. As a part of our persona research, we are interested in the information …

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