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User Personas1:34 with Megan Amendola
Learn how personas help user experience designers understand their audience and focus their design work.
[MUSIC] 0:00 Hi, my name is Meghan and I am a teacher here at Treehouse. 0:09 As a user experience designer, 0:13 our users are the most important aspect when creating a design. 0:15 We think through questions like what pain points do our users have? 0:20 How can we solve them? 0:24 But it can be difficult to picture who our users or target audience are. 0:26 It's a large group of people. 0:31 How do you make decisions for everyone? 0:33 To make designing for our users easier, we create personas. 0:36 A persona is a representation of the target audience narrowed down 0:40 into a single person. 0:45 Personas are then used to make design decisions to make sure the end 0:47 product meets their needs and solves their pain points. 0:51 Depending on the scope of your project and the diversity of your users, 0:55 you may only need one persona to represent them all, or you may need a few. 1:00 For example, a website like Sunflower Elementary MOMS will probably have 1:05 a narrow target audience, and therefore may only have a single persona. 1:10 But a large website like Amazon caters to a wide range of people. 1:16 They probably have to keep a few personas in mind when designing. 1:21 Now that we've gone over personas a bit, let's build one. 1:26 Join me in the next video to learn about the process of creating a persona. 1:29
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