Red Lady

I’m a novice at personas.  I mean, I’ve written some stories before– novels in High School– but I don’t know that I’ve ever been really good with biographies.

Most of the time my biography consists of what my characters have done in my stories– and I know that they should have a good back story, but like any programmer that loves jumping into code rather than spending all his time trying to do the design work ((I mean, I know that I should do it, it’s just the case that I love coding!)), I need work in this area.

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Red Lady

In the book The Inmates Are Running the Asylum (aff), author Alan Cooper put the idea of personas into the mainstream.  The basic concept is creating fictional people that are typical users.  This is done prior to creating Use Cases–and those Use Cases should be created with help of the personas.

How does one come up with personas?

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