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Maybe we should (prepare for contentious word and thought - deep breath everyone :) ...) segregate the list into a student / newbie list and a professional list?
To: John S. Alton
Subject: Re: [IxDA] Depicting Your Personas
Sent: Sep 23, 2010 4:39 AM
Fwiw, here is a link to a recent Swedish dissertation:
The PhD student, Rosa Gudjonsdottir, reports a case study of personas and
scenarios in use. The case is a multi-site research project, and I am not
sure how relevant you might find it, but the reason I wanted to share the
link is that Rose consistently uses illustrations to depict personas and she
has some reflections about that choice in the dissertation.
Briefly, her arguments for choosing illustrations over photos are (p. 120):
emphasize that personas are fictitous representations
allow more control over what the personas look like and how their
environment is represented
no risk of using photos of people that someone in the development team
knows or recognizes
illustrations tend to look more professional since the visual style of all
personas will be more coherent
finally, illustrations support the creation of multiple representations
such as life-size images and scenario pictures.
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