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Persona-Storyboard Fusion: A Hybrid Approach to Improving Design Artifacts

  • Michael Stewart
  • Jennifer Francois
  • Hongbo Zhang
  • D. Scott McCrickard
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 173)

Abstract

We propose and explore a novel method for fusing personas and storyboards in iteration by novice and expert designers. Personas have been shown to provide benefits to designers in understanding their users and keeping them in mind while designing. Storyboards have been shown to facilitate the communication of process between designers and users, and between designers and developers. Our process demonstrates the power and limitations of personas and storyboards, seeking to improve the design artifacts’ ability to inform the analysis of a product, and the resulting design implications. We describe the application of our process in a product design exercise. Through our study we saw the fusion of personas and storyboards facilitate the teaching of design.

Keywords

Personas Storyboards 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Stewart
    • 1
  • Jennifer Francois
    • 1
  • Hongbo Zhang
    • 2
  • D. Scott McCrickard
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Human-Computer InteractionVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Human Factors, Industrial and Systems EngineeringVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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