Personas, Scenarios, Use Cases, and Task Analysis

10 Jan

Persona – a composite profile of an imaginary person which represents one user group.

Scenarios – stories of personas using the site in their normal context to accomplish their goals.

Personas and Scenarios are covered in BGW 2.

Use Cases – detailed description of a typical task a user will try to accomplish. Includes the steps the user will take and the system’s response to each step.

Task Analysis – breakdown of what it takes to accomplish a task into sub-tasks and specific steps.

Use cases and Task Analysis are covered in BGW 4.

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