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Re: Tutorials (was Paving Cowpaths)

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 10:54:07 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0705230854q78203623ifad7dce9b2f339a8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

On 5/23/07, Stephen Stewart <beowulf@carisenda.com> wrote:

> Illustrate each point to several well chosen actors -- I started
> thinking of some actors and the best way I could come up with is to
> categorise each one on the basis of time they'll spend investing in
> the process. My Mum does not want to think about DOCTYPES or CSS or
> semantics or anything other than body HTML, so she's at the low end
> of that scale; I write HTML professionally and have to think
> carefully about the various "specifications" so I'm at the higher end
> I suppose. A gardener setting up a site for his new business might be
> in the middle of all that.
>
> (I was a fan of Mark Pilgrim's 'Dive into Accessibility[1]', I sort
> of stole this idea from him.)

Persona descriptions might help the group get 'on the same page,' when
it comes to understanding who our users are.

Personas can be a model, not just for communicating ideas, but for
discovering ideas as well. The process of creating personas based off
of real users is one that might help convert a raw spec into a
polished one. It may bring out information from the spec that the
group may not understand without going through this type of process.

Some references:
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/testing.html#personas

Laura

-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Information Technology Systems and Services
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009
http://www.d.umn.edu/goto/webdesign/
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