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Use Cases for Interactive Persona Analytics Systems

The APG Team at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) has engaged in a multi-year research effort developing a state-of-the-art personas analytics system and associated techniques. The data-driven personas are algorithmically created from user behavioral and demographic data and function as interactive interfaces to the persona system and user data.

We have shown in peer reviewed research that data-driven personas outperform analytics alone in an user understanding task.

Once created, however, how do you employ these data-driven personas to make better decisions?

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There are many use cases for data-driven personas to enhance user understanding, segmenting, targeting, and personalization
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Customer Journey Maps and User Personas

In this article, the main focus is on:

  • highlighting the importance of the use of personas in helping craft good customer journey maps (CJM).
  • how the Automatic Persona Generation (APG) system can help make CJM’s in a quick and effective way! 

Disclaimer: This article does not cover the topic of CJM in-depth but rather focuses on the marriage between CJM’s and personas! For a detailed breakdown on the what, why and how of CJM’s, refer to this customer journey mapping guide by the folks at UXPressia.

Let’s get to the exciting stuff now!

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Data-Driven Personas Book Website

Data-Driven Personas book website
Data-Driven Personas book website
Book published, 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 book website.
http://www.data-drivenpersonas.com/
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Data-Driven Personas Book

Data-Driven Persona Book
Data-Driven Persona

Data-Driven Personas Book Available!

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Pain Points and Personas

In this article, I share insights into what are pain points and how can personas — and more specifically the Automatic Persona Generation (APG) system that was built by our team help identify customer pain points. 

Expressing customers with pain points as customer personas can contribute to developing better products and services, ultimately leading to a delightful UX for the end-user.

Identifying customer pain points is crucial for a good UX (Source: Unsplash)

What is a pain point? 

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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 they are being pitched and aimed at the right audience. 

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Are personas actually useful?

I hear this question a lot. It’s kind of an annoying question, like asking:

  • “is analytics useful?”, or
  • “is marketing useful?”.

Or, most importantly: “Is customer understanding useful?”

Personas are just a tool. It’s their use that creates (or doesn’t create) the value, just like with analytics or marketing.