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Subject:Re: Help with fake names issue From:NuVision Communications <nuvisioncomm -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:55:46 -0400
For health care applications, I have used the Does -- Mary Doe, Jane Doe,
George Doe, etc (John Doe is a real name - think X) -- as well as First
Name Last Initial.
On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
> Hey Cindy,
> Your client needs to lighten up. Apart from that, here is some
> justification you can use for actual people names: It makes the characters
> and situations more realistic.
> Rather than grabbing names out of thin air, why not think of the attitudes
> or circumstances the person is in at that moment? At work we talk about
> some of our personas as being "frustrated", "contented", "efficient",
> "newcomer", etc. So when describing a high-intensity transaction between
> the frustrated user, we refer to him as "Fred Frustrated". Likewise the
> contented user, in a more easygoing transaction, would be "Cindy
> The alliteration is a mnemonic, and the attitude is a characteristic of the
> interaction. Realistic names help to build attachment to the idea.
> Hope this helps.
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