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For user role profiles in particular, contextual images that evoke a representative environment can generate empathy and contextual framing with less baggage from stereotypes, as in this example:
The name for your user segment often an organizational / system role or customer segment.
Personas typically have a human name. We provide a generator for random first names. It's been left as optional to allow Userforge to be used for role profiles
A short paragraph giving context and background, intended to generate empathy
An even shorter snippet highlighting a persona's core goals or concern. It can even be a literal quote from your user interview research.
High-level factors driving a segment's engagement with your product or service
Major challenges common to this user group -- could be things you're trying to solve or just factors to keep in mind.
A helpful aspect of online tools like Userforge vs. static documents is that your personas can be updated as your team's understanding grows. Make use of this by scheduling regular reviews and doing iterative updates.
Persona profiles exist to enrich and serve your project, not the other way around! If you have the choice, focus more effort on research and synthesizing insights than on presentation.
As shown in the example comparison above, Userforge can power user group profiles that enrich empathy and foster user-connectedness without reinforcing unhelpful biases. Endeavour to segment groups based on functional aspects, shared concerns, and real research data rather than resorting to lazy stereotypes. Rich contextual background images powered by our built-in image library are one good way to do this!
User stories describe the actions that your users can take within the system.