Then the Picture Comes in Your Mind of What You Have Seen on TV: A Study of Personas Descriptions and Use

Lene Nielsen

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    When working with the method personas there might be a difference between designers knowing people similar to the personas or designers not knowing any. An ongoing study reveals that when designers have knowledge of the users from site visits and user tests, they form a broader understanding of the persona where the persona is perceived and referred to as a bricolage of multiple persons, defined by roles, but spoken of as a single person. If they do not have this kind of knowledge, they draw on other sources to perceive the persona, in this case a stereotypical fictional character from a TV-soap. An earlier study showed how the creating of a stereotype prevented the designers to adapt new information that did not fit the stereotype. This paper investigates what kind of information triggers the inflexible categorization of functional typification and looks at the role of informal discussions.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of The 5th Danish Human-Computer Interaction Research Symposium
    RedaktørerTorkil Clemmensen, Lene Nielsen
    Antal sider6
    UdgivelsesstedFrederiksberg
    ForlagDepartment of Informatics INF, Copenhagen Business School
    Publikationsdato2005
    Sider68-73
    StatusUdgivet - 2005
    BegivenhedThe 5th Danish Human-Computer Interaction Research Symposium. - Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Danmark
    Varighed: 8 nov. 20058 nov. 2005
    Konferencens nummer: 5

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 5th Danish Human-Computer Interaction Research Symposium.
    Nummer5
    LokationCopenhagen Business School
    LandDanmark
    ByFrederiksberg
    Periode08/11/200508/11/2005
    NavnWorking Paper
    Nummer2005-012

    Emneord

    • Brugergrænseflade
    • Systemkonstruktion-edb
    • Systemudvikling-edb
    • Human-computer interaction
    • Stereotyper
    • Personas

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