user types

Cees de Groot cg at
Sun Mar 6 12:03:37 UTC 2005

On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 16:59:46 -0400, Lex Spoon <lex at> wrote:

> There are several familiar user types:
We call them 'personas', and we often attach a full bio and even a (random  
;)) mugshot to them. So in your project you can just say "Jim" wouldn't  
like this, and everyone would know that this would apply to "Jim Frensby,  
28, CS PhD, wrote his thesis on event horizon user interfaces and is  
currently working on further research in this area. [etcetera...]".

By developing personas you get 'live' customers to think about instead of  
some abstract group. Might be useful for our community as well...

It is very important to keep driving the point home that this is not just  
for Joe Hacker :)

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