of the Scenario-Based Framework
from "Usability Engineering: Scenario-Based Development
of Human Computer Interaction"
Mary Beth Rosson, John M. Carroll)
basic argument behind scenario-based methods is that descriptions
of people using technology
are essential in discussing and analyzing how the technology is
(or could be) used to reshape their activities.
A secondary advantage is that scenario descriptions can be created
before a system is built and its impacts felt.