WHAT | WHY | HOW
WHAT IS IT: Eye Phone is a technique that provides researchers/students an opportunity to practice observations skills. Using a smart phone, take photos to build a visual and verbal narrative that tells a story about the “topic” you are currently working on. Annotate your image (photo) with a description of what you see and why you have taken it.
Discipline yourself to limit the number of photos per setting. For example take only a maximum of 8 photos and then only use a double-tweet (280 characters) in total to annotate the photos.
Eye Phone  is a contemporary method for design researchers to observe, capture and collect photographic artifacts involves humans and objects in a specific setting.
Design inspired by observing real people living their real lives is critical to understanding people's choices and anticipated behaviours.
WHY USE IT:
Helps practice keen observation.
Makes thinking about what you are seeing and why you are choosing to capture that “visual thought”, explicit.
Helps develop visual storytelling skills.
Identify a specific context to observe (people, place and space) and bring your smart phone.
Observe the context and explore potential photographic opportunities.
Identify a few key spaces/places/situations and take photos. Annotate those photos by stating what you believe to be the scene and why you chose to take the photo.
Reflect on selected images. Ask yourself: How do I see? How do I record and store what I see? What does it mean?
If taking photos of people's faces or personal materials, ensure you have their consent (be ethical).
 “Eye Phone" is a concept originally proposed by Professor Moura Quayle and co-evolved with Dr. Angèle Beausoleil.