What is a test persona?

Lightning round: What is a test persona? What is it? A test persona is a fictional person that represents a system’s potential users. Also called “user personas” or simply “personas”.

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Using UX mapping to get easy insights on users

I’ve made a series of test stories from my favorite test runs. During this test run I used the method of user experience mapping to show how a target groups satisfaction with a product changed as they interacted with it, thereby finding problem areas for redesign.

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The first meeting: Sometimes in testing, knowing nothing is knowing everything

Last month I did a one-week project where I put an app through usability testing. The company that hired me was very careful not to tell me a lot about the app and their system, since they wanted me to see it for the first time. That was a very wise decision on their part. While I performed the first testing, and got to know the app, I was struck with the value of this very first meeting with the system.

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