Exploring the use of personas for designing with dogs

Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Swanson, Lydia and Guest, Claire (2014). Exploring the use of personas for designing with dogs. In: ACI 2014: Pushing Boundaries Beyond ‘Human’, 27 Oct 2014, Helsinki.

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In HCI designers use personas as aids to explore a design space. Animal Computer Interaction (ACI) aims to design for multi-species users, thus here we explore the use of canine personas for investigating requirements for a canine emergency alert system enabling assistance dogs to call for help on behalf of their vulnerable owners in an emergency. Based on our work with canine users, we discuss potential benefits and pitfalls of using personas for non-human users

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