Pastiche scenarios draw on fiction as a resource to explore user experience and the complex social and cultural issues raised by technological innovations. The first case study is an evaluation of the Apple iPod that explores the socio-cultural meanings of the technology. The second case study focuses on the participatory design of Net Neighbours, an online shopping system where volunteers shop as intermediaries for older people who do not have access to computers. The third is an in depth consideration of a conceptual design, the "cambadge" a wearable lightweight web cam which, upon activation broadcasts to police or public websites intended to reduce older people’s fear of crime.
Pastiche scenarios: Fiction as a resource for user centred design
MA Blythe, PC Wright (2006)