The McKit

The McKit is a dynamic set of materials that grew out of a collaboration between ethnographers and designers at Google to tackle the challenge of innovating multi-device experiences.

It supports designers to understand how users dynamically adapt multiple devices to real-world tasks and environments.

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Research Paper

This webpage hosts supplementary materials for the following paper:

Katie O’Leary, Tao Dong, Julia Katherine Haines, Michael Gilbert,, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Jeffrey Nichols. 2016. The Moving Context Kit: Designing for Context Shifts in Multi-Device Experiences. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI:

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Hint Cards

Print your own McKit "hint" cards using this PDF. We recommend you print them on cover stock paper.

Worksheets and Scenarios


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