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    Why try to be a print book when you can be smart? We are three Mobile Creative students at Hyper Island https://www.hyperisland.com. Consuming, … Read More
    Why try to be a print book when you can be smart? We are three Mobile Creative students at Hyper Island https://www.hyperisland.com. Consuming, digesting and rehearsing information belongs to our daily business. We recognized that although we belong to the digital age, we still like to read on print better. If it weren’t always such a hassle to move the whole bookshelf full of books, when moving or traveling – which we do a lot. We asked ourselves and others, how do we consume books, what do we appreciate and what annoys us the most? For us there is no winner nor a loser. We think both, digital and print, have its strong benefits. A digital device won’t have the same touch than a printed book. But technically a digital device is way smarter than printed paper. Search, filter, live translate and synchronize are just some examples where a digital device definitely scores where a static print book simply can’t. Whilst reading apps often try to come as close to the look and feel of a print book it should rather focus on seizing the potential of being a digital device. That’s what we did. We took the app ibook as an example and created a solution that shall enhance the digital reading experience. Our focus Whilst analyzing our research we found many patterns. We focused on the ones which showed up the most and asked ourselves: How might we make ibooks more applicable for different reading styles and summarizing simpler? What would give the reader the feeling of having the overview and control? Our hypothesis We believe that when ibooks provides a way the reader could feel more control over the book and documenting as well as reconnecting to the content would become easier, we would see an increased usage of digital books. This is true when we see our design concept will be reviewed and discussed remarkably. Read Less
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