Re: [Usability]Re: GNOME personas

On Mon, 2002-12-23 at 13:57, Calum Benson wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-12-22 at 01:58, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I just finished "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum" by Alan Cooper,
> > and was talking to Seth about it. The book proposes a specific
> > methodology using "personas" for judging and arriving at UI designs.
> > Both of us think this might work well for GNOME because it's pretty
> > straightforward and pretty concrete.
> Of course, a similar technique is also mentioned in the HIG so you
> should all be doing it already :P  Having a set of common reference
> personas on the website sounds like a cool idea though.

I guess this is a bit like an "actor" in UML-speak. Without even reading
the book it seems obviously useful.

Murray Cumming
murray usa net

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