I am becoming really interested in personas. I come from a product
management background but I am working with a client to help them define
their requirements for a highly interactive web application. I want them to
approach the design from a User Experience perspective and feel that
developing some personas as early as possible in the discovery/design stage
will be valuable.
I am wondering if it would be valuable to create a repository of personas as
templates or starting points for interaction design. Does such a thing exist
already? Would a persona repository be of value to design professionals? If
a repository would have value I envisage an interchangeable format (?XML) to
give some structure to the data. Even if a persona definition is mostly
narrative I believe a good persona would have some important attributes.