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Dug Falby <[log in to unmask]>
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Dug Falby <[log in to unmask]>
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I tend to use Flickr cc images as well as they're often more "real" looking.

I've recently come across a bit of a quandary. I did a needs
assessment for a company intranet, listing all the types of user and
their likely needs. My problem is this, when it came time to write up
these personas I couldn't decide whether to go with pictures of actual
employees or non-specific ones downloaded from Flickr.

In the end, I could find so many problems with both routes I ended up
not using any images at all.

(of course, without pictures they're not 'really' personas but that's
another story)

I'd love to hear how others have handled needs gathering in
sub-100-employee companies.

All the best,
Dug


On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 9:57 AM, William Hudson
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Hal.
>
>  I have used Hemera's photo collections on DVD in the past, but they have
>  moved out of that market and into online (and more expensive, I think)
>  photo libraries. One problem with these 'professional' collections,
>  though, is that often the images are *too* attractive. I had a whole
>  room of make developers designing for a particular persona with their
>  motivation being that they wanted to date her<g>. This may be one way of
>  getting empathy into the process, but I am not sure it is the best
>  approach!
>
>  Regards,
>
>  William Hudson
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>  > -----Original Message-----
>  > From: Hal Shubin [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>  > Sent: 10 April 2008 17:10
>  > To: CHI Web
>  > Subject: Photos for personas
>  >
>  > I use Flickr to find photos for personas. They have a category of
>  > images licensed under "Creative Commons," which give varying levels
>  > of permission for re-use.
>  >
>  > Flickr's not really set up for serious searching, and I have problems
>  > finding good pictures that I can use. Does anyone have another source?
>  >
>  > If you want to send sources to me, I'll summarize; if you want to
>  > discuss, post to the group.
>  >
>  > thanks                                -- hs
>  >
>  > . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
>  > Hal Shubin
>  > Interaction Design, Inc.
>  > 617 489 6595
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