Future of e-books


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My colleague Malcolm Moss in the UK sent me a link this morning to an fascinating concept video on the future of digital magazines. As we become increasingly familiar with the functionality of the touch-screen on the iPhone and familiar with devices like the Kindle, this video provides some interesting perspectives on where the development of where the whole concept of layout and design might head with these devices in the future.

The basic concept being explored is how we can take the established behaviours exhibited by those who simply pick up a magazine to browse and cater for them in an e-book world. The illustrations of how this thinking is evolving and what the solutions in the future are well worth viewing in this video clip.

2 thoughts on “Future of e-books

  1. Hi Derek,
    Thanks for posting this! I think it’s the first time I’ve been able to ‘see’ an ebook that is anything like I’d imagined they could be. The movies’ design perspective was fantastic. Their focus on usability and the choice for the reader of visual rich content (great to see it’s not ignored!) or in depth but still manageable chunks of text is superb. I look forward to this coming into being – just wish it would hurry up! I’ve added the movie to my blog too BTW. Happy Christmas !!

  2. Hi Derek,
    This is amazing! I am looking forward to using this technology now! This summer we will be holding a summer school class on magazine design and publishing. This is a great resource for students who are interested in the subject area. May be we can even make a 2D prototype. I am very excited!
    Although I prefer reading from paper, I loved the idea of this digital magazine.

    Thank you for sharing.

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