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A "big industrial client" who "needs to input a lot of parameters" usually does not want to do that manually, at all. In my experience, they already have an Excel spreadsheet lying around somewhere. During one such web based project, I started off with a large textarea where they could paste the data copied from their Excel sheets. That was 6 years ago and ...


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First, I would make a collaborative glossary with the client to make sure there is no ambiguity about the industrial jargon. Then, I would identify high level entities, and list every attributes belonging to them. Each attribute should have a name, a business description and a data type. For the how-to, I suggest a simple XLS or Google Drive Spreadsheet. ...


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Alan Cooper, the inventor of Personas, says while Provisional personas are not ideal there may be valid reasons why you cannot do the research that is needed to create them (cost, time, etc), however they still have some value and can help you test assumptions. This is all detailed in his book 'About Face 3' and he dedicates a whole Chapter 5 to the subject ...


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No. That's the honest answer. What you describe is not a real persona. In the real world, you aren't the first to be forced into cutting corners. To underscore the lack of real world research, an honest person would call these "provisional personas". That also has the benefit of implying that they should be updated as soon as real research is viable. ...


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Users in shopping mode tend to be rather passive, so I wouldn't require more than 1 click. A simple, small textlink saying something like "This listing is missing information" in a corner of the product view would probably not alienate your third parties, but it would get you the data you need to point you to the content you may want to review. Clicking ...


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The following are worthy readings about this matter. (1) A good article to start digging and understanding gamification for business: The Evolution of Gamification in the Workplace, by Sharlyn Lauby http://mashable.com/2012/06/15/gamification-business-evolution/#48Neotarzsqb (2) For those looking for a deep knowledge about gamification at working places, ...



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