I’ve been working on Personas for Firefox for almost a year now and only in the past few months have I started to understand the impact and possibilities surrounding them.
Enter Personas, a simple, easy way to customize Firefox. Create two images of your liking and in a few minutes you’ve customized Firefox. In a few minutes you’ve exerted a small amount of control over a piece software on your computer, possibly for the first time.
I firmly believe that the more control people have in their lives the happier they can be. Personas opens up customization, art and the potential for beauty to millions more people around the world. Personas aren’t just ‘background images’ or ‘wallpapers’, they are extensions of ourselves, our interests, our hobbies and passions.
Give people a canvas and they’ll create art, even in the most difficult of situations. Personas gives people a new canvas, but one that is digital, global and with hundreds of millions of participants. Personas brings art into millions of people’s lives on a daily basis.
Art can be controversial, emotional, human. Art can change your opinion, open you to new ideas and emotions.
We’re starting to see a fantastic mix of personas. Cute, funny, beautiful and inspiring. The past year for Personas has been wild and exciting. I expect the next few years to be the same.