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The Power of Personas

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I am including them here because I am going to take a break from all the theory I’ve been posting the last few weeks, and share a bit of what I have been doing at work.  I have been developing a cognitive framework for persona development. What, you may be asking, is a “persona”, and what use may it be to the design of learning systems? In the world of user experience design, a persona is a mental model, or archetype, of a class or type of user.  It’s a one-page psychological profile of an imaginary person who represents a distinct set of goals and the behavior patterns that may cascade from those goals.  ...
was released in Japan in July 2008, North America in December 2008, and Europe in March 2009. It features a weather forecast system with events happening on foggy days to replace the moon phase system implemented in the previous games. Instead of the city locales of previous games in the series, Persona 4 takes place in a fictional Japanese countryside and is indirectly related to Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 in terms of gameplay and production. The player-named main protagonist is a high-school student who moved into the countryside from the city for a year. During his year-long stay, he becomes involved in investigating ...
The Power of Personas
"This year marks the 11th annual Information Architecture Summit. Our theme is meant to inspire everyone in the community—even those who aren't presenting or volunteering—to bring their best ideas to the table. As busy practitioners, we rarely have the chance to step back and think about the future of our field—we're too busy resolving day-to-day issues. By gathering and sharing practical solutions for everyday challenges, we can create more breathing room to plan for what's to come." ( Jeff Parks - Boxes and Arrows ) Posted by PJB on April 30, 2010 | Classification: Events - Information architecture | ... market research, surveys and trends
A persona is a description of a user archetype that can serve as a guide in the design process. A persona may be synthesised from a series of "field activities" such as interviews and work observations resulting in a representation of an individual that embody the characteristics of a target user population. The descriptions are summarised in a 1-2 page description that includes things as education, goals, skills, attitudes, job description and personal details such as name, education, maritual status, and favorite sport to bring the character to life. The origin of ... market research, surveys and trends


CRM-focused Companies Switching to Online Personas and Bots, says ...
Unlike previous generations, Generation Virtual (also known as Generation V) is not defined by age -- or gender, social demographic or geography -- but is based on demonstrated achievement, accomplishments and an increasing preference for the use of digital media channels to discover information, build knowledge and share insights. Generation V is the recognition that general behavior, attitudes and interests are starting to blend together in an online environment. "Conventional wisdom has focused on customer identification as the foundation for one-to-one marketing campaigns," said Adam Sarner , principal analyst at ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
ProQuest - Survey Shows Libraries Turning Up the Heat to Protect ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich., January 14, 2010 - A survey of a cross-section of North American academic libraries conducted by ProQuest shows that more than three-quarters expect budget cuts of anywhere from 5 to more than 20 percent during their next budget year. In preparation, a large majority of the 63 respondents (82 percent) say they are protecting needed funding by becoming more aggressive in marketing and outreach. Results of the study are published in an upcoming issue of Serials Librarian in “Raising the Library Profile to Fight Budget Challenges.” “Libraries aren’t hunkering down and waiting for better ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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starts, and how confident and sure-handed it becomes over the course of its two and one-quarter hours. In the wind-up, Michael C. Martin's script seems comprised entirely of stock characters and situations--the short-timer, the cop on the take, the undercover man who's gone too deep. But as the narrative progresses, Martin and Fuqua intertwine the stories in unexpected ways, and build an overall arc that is greater than the sum of its parts. Richard Gere heads the ensemble as Eddie, an alcoholic wreck of a mediocre beat cop counting down his last seven days on the job. As he runs down the clock, his superiors pair him ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Firefox Friday: invasive, all-inclusive interview with Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's ...
Good afternoon! This week we're fortunate enough to have the Mozilla Director of Community, Asa Dotzler, here with us in the Download Squad bunker. His yappy little dog doesn't like it much down here -- but with soundproofed cells, who cares? After my last interview with his comrade Aza Raskin (what are the chances of having two people called Asa working in the same office?), I was keen to find out a little bit more about Mozilla itself. Raskin knows a lot about how Firefox works , but Dotzler is a cornerstone of the the framework that supports Firefox -- Mozilla . In many ways it is Dotzler's work that has shaped ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Microsoft PowerPoint - 2006 April Power of Personas at Digital Now
The Power of Personas: Focus on Goals. Personas help you focus on goals by making it easy to tell good stories. Page 5. How to organize the design? ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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California by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the U.S. Power Squadrons and certain chapters of the American Red Cross. Boating and Waterways offers a free ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Asia Pacific Arts: Reach out to the truth: Persona 4 is a new ...
Being a Japanese high school student, solving mysteries, and (literally) battling your inner demons has never been more fun in the engagingly psychological world of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. 2008 was not a good year for the Japanese role playing game (JRPG) genre. Sega's sublime strategy RPG Valkyria Chronicles was criminally overlooked by PlayStation 3 gamers despite rave reviews from critics. Namco's excellent Tales of Vesperia was also ignored by Xbox 360 owners, who flocked in droves to western-developed RPGs like Fallout 3 and Fable 2 . A key reason behind the decline of the JRPG is because Japanese game ...
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Personas in 3.6 a disaster • mozillaZine Forums
But I agree. I do not like how the developers are continually dumbing down the UI for the general populace. I started using Firefox back when it was geared towards power users, and I would like it to stay that way. I don't even fault them for trying to make it more appealing to more people, but is it necessary to alienate the longtime faithful in the process? Maybe it actually is. I'm not the one who has to spend hours pouring over this code. Bluefang wrote: <<<>>> But I hardly thing this is a case where the developers were trying to exert their arbitrary will. This is likely them disabling some functionality to work ...
Why did micheal jordan retire the first time..what is the ...
Unlike Bill Russell who is a civil rights activist, Jordan distanced himself from controversial issues. Unlike Chris Webber who quarreled with Nike on the company&#039;s sweat shop issues and inflated prices, Jordan did NOTHING. Is this really the kind of role model you&#039;d want? "If [sports stars] can sell these wares with the power of their personas, they also can sell civic responsibility with the power of their personas." --- Jesse Jackson 5 months ago There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . Member since: January 16, 2010 Total points: