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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Website Personas: A Practitioner’s Guide: The Mental Model(2/7)

Mental models can mean different things to different people. Within the context of persona development, we use the term “mental model” to describe a cause-and-effect sequence that is essentially mechanical (predictable) in its operation. The mental model we use is derived from the work of psychologist Albert Ellis. He pioneered a clinical approach that began… read more

The Importance of UX Research in the Coming On-Demand Era

McKinsey & Company recently published an article in which they outline the future of consumer experience (The Coming Era of ‘On-demand’ Marketing). In the article, the authors state that the coupling of emerging technologies and consumers’ new on-demand attitudes will necessitate marketers focus on the following four areas, summarized as: Now: Consumers will want to… read more

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