Use Scenarios: A Useful Design Tool For mBusiness

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Sadler, Kirsten, Robertson, Toni and Kan, Melanie (2005) Use Scenarios: A Useful Design Tool For mBusiness. In: International Conference on Mobile Business: ICMB 2005, July 11-13, 2005, Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. Brookes, W, Lawrence, Elaine, Steele, Robert and Chang, Elizabeth, eds. IEEE, Los Alamitos, CA, 671-674 .


This paper presents use scenarios, derived from user-centred design research and practice, as a useful tool for representing the user in the design of mbusiness technologies. Use scenarios are increasingly being employed as a method for addressing issues facing the mbusiness community such as lack of adoption of technologies and services, usability issues, and the difficulty of designing technologies for a variety of users. Their use in the design of new mobile technologies enhances the likelihood that these technologies will be widely adopted to successfully exploit the wealth generating potential of the mobile wireless market. This paper reviews the place of use scenarios within user-centred design and then considers how scenarios have been used to date within mbusiness. We conclude with a discussion of the differences between empirically derived and fictional use scenarios, arguing for the importance of the former for grounding the design within its context of use.

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Item type Book Section
DOI 10.1109/ICMB.2005.109
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ISBN 0769523676
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords electronic commerce, human computer interaction, mobile computing, user centred design
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