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A Systematic Mapping Study on Integration Proposals of the Personas Technique in Agile Methodologies

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Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Departamento de Ingeniería Informática y Ciencias de la Computación, Universidad de Atacama (UDA), Copiapó 1530000, Chile
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Center for Biomedical Technology (CBT), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Pozuelo de Alarcón, 28223 Madrid, Spain
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Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN), 28029 Madrid, Spain
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Sensors 2021, 21(18), 6298; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21186298
Received: 29 July 2021 / Revised: 11 September 2021 / Accepted: 16 September 2021 / Published: 20 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Human-Computer Interaction)
Agile development processes are increasing their consideration of usability by integrating various user-centered design techniques throughout development. One such technique is Personas, which proposes the creation of fictitious users with real preferences to drive application design. Since applying this technique conflicts with the time constraints of agile development, Personas has been adapted over the years. Our objective is to determine the adoption level and type of integration, as well as to propose improvements to the Personas technique for agile development. A systematic mapping study was performed, retrieving 28 articles grouped by agile methodology type. We found some common integration strategies regardless of the specific agile approach, along with some frequent problems, mainly related to Persona modelling and context representation. Based on these limitations, we propose an adaptation to the technique in order to reduce the creation time for a preliminary persona. The number of publications dealing with Personas and agile development is increasing, which reveals a growing interest in the application of this technique to develop usable agile software. View Full-Text
Keywords: personas; user profiling; human–computer interaction; user-centered design; agile methodology; software engineering; systematic mapping study personas; user profiling; human–computer interaction; user-centered design; agile methodology; software engineering; systematic mapping study
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Losana, P.; Castro, J.W.; Ferre, X.; Villalba-Mora, E.; Acuña, S.T. A Systematic Mapping Study on Integration Proposals of the Personas Technique in Agile Methodologies. Sensors 2021, 21, 6298. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21186298

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Losana P, Castro JW, Ferre X, Villalba-Mora E, Acuña ST. A Systematic Mapping Study on Integration Proposals of the Personas Technique in Agile Methodologies. Sensors. 2021; 21(18):6298. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21186298

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Losana, Patricia, John W. Castro, Xavier Ferre, Elena Villalba-Mora, and Silvia T. Acuña 2021. "A Systematic Mapping Study on Integration Proposals of the Personas Technique in Agile Methodologies" Sensors 21, no. 18: 6298. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21186298

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