Nomadic Library: A Public Adventure
The Nomadic Library is a search and discovery app that allows the user to identify objects in their surrounding environment through the use of photo recognition to learn more about the subject matter. Content is displayed from your local public library. Through the app you can build a portable library of information.
This is the second iteration in the process of developing a product that encourages more engagement in the public library as a curator of quality content. a solution for people to easily search and discover quality content. This was a group process involving user-centered research on the public library system. Through qualitative research we identify that many people do not use their local public library because they feel they have access to information through their online devices. We discovered the public library system is in direct competition with online continent and mobile devices. We also identified that many people desire to learn more about the thing in their surrounding environment.
The following is a conceptual prototype of an app that can identify object in the user's environment through photo recognition and GPS. The app can search the library's database for books and other resources so the user can learn more about the subject matter. The interface is designed with diagonal swiping navigation.