Re: [Usability]Re: GNOME personas

On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 02:32:01PM -0500, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> And who is going to come up with these "personas"? Thank you for
> belaboring my point. Might I suggest we get some "real people",
> just a few of them, to target. Like, maybe 2 Windows people, 2
> Mac people, and 2 people that are just real users of whatever,
> and don't really have any administrative or hacking skills, or
> know-how for working around issues? And 1 of the Windows users
> would be an admin, and one of the Mac users would be an admin.
> The 2 admins + 4 normal users approach, keeps the list small,
> and will let us test and run things by *real people* that use
> *real software* on a daily basis in their *real lives*. Rather
> than having the simple personas of what Havoc, or Owen, or Seth,
> or some other person in the GNOME Development community, create
> a personalized image of themselves to base gnome off of. Doing
> that seems like a waste of time, since we already have these
> people writing software and doing what they think is right anyway.

Why don't you read the book?


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