Archive for the 'Personas' topic

SpoolCast: SEO and User Experience in Harmony with Tamara Adlin and Vanessa Fox

SEO and User Experience shouldn’t be at odds with one another. That’s what Vanessa Fox and Tamara Adlin tell us in this week’s SpoolCast with Jared Spool.

SpoolCast: Designing with Scenarios featuring Kim Goodwin

Scenarios are comprehensive stories that describe the way a persona would interacts with your product or service. If there is a grand dutchess of personas, scenarios, and design processes, it’s Kim Goodwin. That’s why we asked Kim to do a workshop on turning user research into action at UI15. Jared Spool spoke with her to preview that workshop, and clear up confusion surrounding scenarios in this podcast.

The UI15 Lineup – Gettin’ Better Every Year

The User Interface Conference is a 15-year tradition of building up the designer’s skill set. Each year our team of expert instructors gets better and better. These are people so rich in experience, we could just sit around for days listening to their stories on how they’ve achieved their success. This year’s topics are an […]

UIEtips: Three Important Benefits of Personas

As part of our research to understand what techniques truly help teams produce better designs, we’re still constantly surprised by the number of teams successfully using personas. With personas, teams report that they are producing more usable designs that better match the needs of their audience, increasing the satisfaction of their users. When teams use […]

UIEtips: The Essence of a Successful Persona Project

Personas have been part of the UX toolbox for a while. Yet we’ve always wondered why teams don’t use them more often. A few years back, we set off to answer that question. We discovered a variety of ways to create personas — each valuable in their own right. With our clients, we’ve been using […]

The 2010 UIE Virtual Seminar Schedule

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Userability #10 – Live from VTM09: Personas and iPhone Apps

A special episode recorded live from Voices That Matter 2009 conference, with two audience questions!

Moving to Support Downstream Users

Many of our clients are in the business of designing tools for their users to build great things for a wider audience. These range from mapping tools to pattern libraries. Naturally, our clients’ teams start by focusing on their direct audience. They look to make the best experience for these folks, to make creations come […]

Personas are NOT a Document

Josh has it wrong: Personas are not a document. They are a collective perception about who the users are, what they need, and what solutions will work best. Thinking about personas as a document is the best way to fail.

Usability Tools Podcast: Robust Personas

This week, we follow up our Virtual Seminar presentation on Building Robust Personas In 30 Days or Less, with answers to more questions that were generated during the session. You needn’t have attended the seminar to learn from this podcast, though.