Test persona

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What is a test persona?

A test plan is a tool you use while planning a period of testing. It basically describes what will be tested, who will do it, where they will do it, and how they plan on doing just that.
In some coorperations, where law and contracts are really important, test plans are usually the size of a small child, and nobody ever reads it. Apart from lawyers. That’s because test plans aren’t always made for you – they can also be made for your team or for different stakeholders.

Professional play: The physical aspect

The physical aspect of play is by far the most immediate aspect. When we play, be it a free-form of play or a more structured approach through games or sports, we use our body. Sometimes a lot, like when dancing, running, wrestling, or pretending to be dogs. Sometimes a little, like when playing chess or poker, where even the slightest movement of a facial muscle can be decoded into millions of meanings. The amount doesn’t necessarily matter. Physicality is seen and interpreted by everyone, and is easy to relate to.

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Let’s draw… A user!

I’ve saved the most difficult post for last in this run of summer-holiday-posts. The user. There are so many ways to represent a user, so the way you draw him/her depends on your context, on what you want to achieve. Note: All the “meanings” or “moods” written under the figures are my own. You can perceive them in a different way. The perceived meaning of symbols are heavily influenced by environment and culture.