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Personas and Prototypes

Shop Talk—Of Personas and Prototypes:
An OPWL Webinar with Amy Vecchione and Will Hughes

Presentation file (PDF)
Personas (PDF)

How does a university begin figuring out what it might look like in the future. Join us for a webinar with Amy Vecchione and Will Hughes as they discuss a university-wide process for envisioning Boise State in 2020. During this time they will:

  • Describe the Vision 2020 opportunity.
  • Describe why and how you created personas.
  • Provide example personas in different states of creation and use.
  • Describe why and how you created the prototype templates.
  • Provide example prototypes in different states of creation and use.
  • Describe how your personas and prototypes interacted–how personas informed prototype creation and interpretation and how prototypes informed persona creation.
  • Share lessons learned.

Amy Vecchione

Amy Vecchione
As a librarian and associate professor at Albertsons Library, Boise State University I connect users with information and technology needs, follow user experience principles to guide web design & develop innovative library services, and lead teams to accomplish strategic goals. I believe in digital equality.

Will Hughes

Dr. William L. Hughes, Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, joined Boise State University in August, 2008. In 2010, he also joined St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho as an affiliate faculty and research council member. He is a member of the university’s interdisciplinary Nanoscale Materials and Device Research Group, where his team engineers biomolecular tools made from DNA. Dr. Hughes has received recognition and funding for science, teaching, and civic engagement. Primary support comes from the W.M. Keck Foundation, the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Dr. Hughes holds four patents in nanoscience, seven fellowships, and seven awards.