Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Depicting Your Personas

23 Sep 2010 - 2:56pm
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Richard Carson

I just wanted to add another good reason to avoid photos is that it avoids creating stereotypes, in order to create a more effective persona.
On Sep 23, 2010, at 11:50 AM, jalton wrote:

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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