The context of use has a major impact on mobile device design. However, there are few system design methods that assist user interface designers to represent use context in a useful and systematic manner throughout the design process. We report here on a method called Picture Scenarios that was used by four design teams whilst designing mobile information devices for a public square. Results show that Picture Scenarios helped the teams to better understand, negotiate and represent use context during their design activities.
Proceedings of 'Making CHI Natural', the 6th ACM SIGCHI New Zealand Chapter's International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHINZ 2005), Auckland, New Zealand, 07-08 July 2005,