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Personas, Scenarios and User Stories Recap
Ilya Shmorgun,Valeria Gasik, David Lamas

• Personas • Scenarios • User stories

Developing Personas

• A description of a user archetype that can
serve as a guide to the design process such as interviews and observations pages

• Composed from a series of field activities • The descriptions are summarized in 1-2

Use of Personas in Design
• Designers use personas when it is not
possible or practical to turn to users users in the design process

• Personas cannot substitute involving real

Writing Scenarios

• • •
A narrative describing foreseeable interactions of types of users (characters) and the system Include information about goals, expectations, motivations, actions and reactions Attempts to reflect on or portray the way in which a system is used in the context of daily activity

It’s Friday afternoon and Joe is flying to Sydney. He doesn’t have enough money for a taxi to the airport and he’s running late. He goes to a local ATM and identifies himself. He specifies that he wants $100 from his savings account. He’d like the money in $20 notes so that he can give the taxi driver the correct change. He doesn’t want a printed receipt, as he doesn’t bother keeping track of transactions in his account.

Writing User Stories

User Stories
• Descriptions of a sequence of actions and
events that lead to an outcome

• Each user story is limited, and should fit on
a small paper note/card to ensure that it does not grow too large requirements

• A quick way of handling customer

• "As a <role>, I want <goal/desire> so that

• As a user, I want to search for my

customers by their first and last names so that I can find customers faster.

Topics Covered
• Personas • Scenarios • User stories

• Compose personas, scenarios and user
stories for your project deliverables there of today’s session

• Create a blog for your project and put your • Present the results of your work at the end

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