Persona avatar in the corner of every mockup?

Many people I work with aren’t familiar with personas. For their benefit, and to keep everyone’s eyes on the prize, I got the idea to put a small persona avatar in the top corner of each mockup.

I’m hoping it will be harder to design (or sign off on) a poor experience, since you’d have to “look the person in the eye.” Also, I’m thinking this will be helpful for the developers, who are more likely to be confused if the project contains many different personas.

In this example, “Kelly” is a busy mom. (Please forgive the cliché.)

Has anyone tried this? Is it commonplace already? Are there any downsides? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Photo credit: Sean Dreilinger

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One thought on “Persona avatar in the corner of every mockup?

  1. Excellent idea! I’ve never thought of this and what a simple way of reminding the team who the app or page is being designed for. Thanks for this.

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