Developers of digital media require new skills in information design. Information designers developing web sites, software or online system interfaces, games and other digital media often overlook critical steps to insure the usability of their product. This book introduces readers to both the theory and practice of the use of scenarios to create usable information spaces. Through practical applications - such as step-by-step guidelines for scenario development and case studies with analysis tools - the book outlines crucial steps to develop user and use scenarios to achieve competencies for and tools to implement prescribed tasks for user-oriented information design.
Dr Mary Lynn Rice-Lively is Associate Dean of the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, USA, and has worked in library and information services for over 25 years. Dr Hsin-Liang Chen is also based at the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, USA. He teaches courses in multimedia design and human information interaction.