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User-centered personas for PhysPort
written by Adrian M. Madsen, Sarah B. McKagan, Linda E. Strubbe, Eleanor C. Sayre, Dina Zohrabi Alaee, and Tra Huynh
PhysPort is a professional development website for physics faculty to develop their teaching through research-based resources. As part of PhysPort's ongoing research efforts, we conducted interviews with 23 physics faculty from diverse instructional and institutional contexts in the US. From our interviews, we sought common experiences, motivations, and pain points to develop personas--person-like constructs--of physics faculty in the US. Our research focuses on the perspectives of the key users of our site, and thus we take a user-centered perspective rather than a researcher-centered perspective. We developed personas, which are person-like constructs that are developed based on salient characteristics of actual users, that enable designers to create resources to meet actual user needs without designing for the idiosyncrasies of specific users. We present our set of six personas of physics faculty members: a faculty member who is new to improving his teaching; one who takes up his department's practices; one who wants her teaching to feel good; one who is comfortable in her teaching; one who is continuously improving; and one who solves big problems in her department. These personas of physics faculty making changes to their teaching can be used more broadly to improve the design and development of professional development resources and activities for physics faculty.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Professional Development
Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Faculty
- Teacher Characteristics
= Affect
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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- PER Literature
- Researchers
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10.1119/perc.2019.pr.Madsen
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Metadata instance created January 7, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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A. Madsen, S. McKagan, L. Strubbe, E. Sayre, D. Zohrabi Alaee, and T. Huynh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15295&DocID=5207).
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A. Madsen, S. McKagan, L. Strubbe, E. Sayre, D. Zohrabi Alaee, and T. Huynh, User-centered personas for PhysPort, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15295&DocID=5207>.
APA Format
Madsen, A., McKagan, S., Strubbe, L., Sayre, E., Zohrabi Alaee, D., & Huynh, T. (2019, July 24-25). User-centered personas for PhysPort. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved April 9, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15295&DocID=5207
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Madsen, A, S. McKagan, L. Strubbe, E. Sayre, D. Zohrabi Alaee, and T. Huynh. "User-centered personas for PhysPort." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15295&DocID=5207 (accessed 9 April 2020).
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Madsen, Adrian, Sarah B. McKagan, Linda E. Strubbe, Eleanor Sayre, Dina Zohrabi Alaee, and Tra Huynh. "User-centered personas for PhysPort." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. of PER Conference. 9 Apr. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15295&DocID=5207>.
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