Human-Computer Interaction

User-Persona Generator


Description

Background

Any product or software that comes out of a user-centred approach has to be evaluated with users. But often, finding an apropritate user base is a tedious task. Instead of going to individual users, we intend to create an engine that generates user personas upon specifying the requirements. For example, someone who needs to test a system can specify their requirements such as the domain of user, expertise, profession etc, and use the generated profiles to test/evaluate any tool such as a recommender system or an assistance engine to support a user base.

Tasks

  1. Create a tool to generate user profiles abiding to the specified requirements
  2. Develop a GUI to provide the requirements
  3. Intended use - Evaluation of a platform/tool/system

Research Questions


Contact Persons at the University Würzburg

Sebastian von Mammen
Games Engineering, Universität Würzburg
sebastian.von.mammen@uni-wuerzburg.de

Sooraj K Babu (Primary Contact Person)
Games Engineering, Universität Würzburg
sooraj.kandathil-babu@uni-wuerzburg.de

References

  1. Creating an Ontology for the User Profile - Method and Applications - http://helios.mm.di.uoa.gr/~costas/papers-subm/onto-user-final.pdf
  2. Adaptive web search based on user profile constructed without any effort from users
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