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Update – Data-Driven Personas book for Kristi, the professor

For our forthcoming book, “Data-Driven Personas”, one of the personas that we are designing the book’s content for is the computer science educator, Kristi.

Data-Driven Personas, part of Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics
Data-Driven Personas, part of the Morgan Claypool Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics

We are keeping Kristi, the academic professor, in mind while designing the book.

  1. The ~200 page book is organized into 10 coherent chapters, so it will fit nicely into an academic course schedule.
  2. Each chapter ends with chapter take-aways (i.e., major points) and questions for discussions and reflections, so these will facilitate class interactions, projects, and exams.
  3. The Morgan Claypool Lectures are available via many universities, so the students will not have to purchase the text; they can freely download from their university libraries, if subscribed.

Coming soon in early 2021!

Data-Driven Personas
by Bernard J. Jansen, Joni O. Salminen, Kathleen Guan, and Soon-Gyo Jung Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and University College London.
Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics
Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Jansen, B. J., Salminen, J., and Jung, S.G. (2020) Data-Driven Personas for Enhanced User Understanding: Combining Empathy with Rationality for Better Insights to AnalyticsData and Information Management. 4(1), 1-17. https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/dim/4/1/article-p1.xml

By Jim Jansen

Dr. Jansen is a Principal Scientist in the social computing group of the Qatar Computing Research Institute, and a professor with the College of Science and Engineering, Hamad bin Khalifa University, and an adjunct professor with the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a graduate of West Point and has a Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University, along with master degrees from Texas A&M (computer science) and Troy State (international relations). Dr. Jim Jansen served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry enlisted soldier and communication commissioned officer.