The Page | E-Reader

THE PAGE - ADAPTIVE DELIVERY DEVICE | Productive Interaction | Phil Van Allen | Jae Kim, Scott and Manny 

2010 ADOBE DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS | Non-Browser Based Design Finalist
CORE 77 FUTURE OF DIGITAL READING CONTEST | Awarded a notable mention
DESIGN BOOM | Web Published
THE NEW YORKER | Web Published


One of the major benefits of having gadgets is that it constantly connects us to the world and what’s happening in it. Though these technological devices have allowed us to interact with data from anywhere we choose, there isn’t a unique delivery system for the information they’re delivering especially when “news” is concerned. The printed versions of newspapers can offer mobility, much like a device, but access to content can be cumbersome in certain reading situations. How do we combine the affordances of print and online versions of news and translate that hybrid into a single device? A medium that conforms to human practices and the varied scenarios of accessing news.

THEME - A device that truly considers the daily scenarios of our audience as they engage with news content. ATTITUDE - Familiar, Classic, Adaptive. CONCEPT - The first question we ask is, “what if there was a device that inherited all the affordances of print, and screen based news formats.” Our goal is to design a flexible grid system that attacks this question. The user is presented information in an aesthetic which is much more inline with print but then can navigate through the content to access different sections and objects of the paper which is a behavior accustom to online practices. The second question we ask is, “what if the device is adaptive to the activity or environment of the user while he or she is immersed with the content?” The strategy we have set forth is to allow the form of the device to be physically manipulated using the practice of folding to harmonize with the situation in which the user is engaged. RESEARCH - We research about current newspaper's affordance & screen base news formats device like Kindle. Kindle has affordance of portability, archiving , available to connect anywhere. But the look and feel of kindle device is unfamiliar compare to the original, physical book. and the experience of kindle lacks the emotional connection and traditional reading behavior. Also, we look at several different newspapers and found the similarities and common characteristic in the grid system of the design. We like to use the grid system into our design landscape. From that, we try to adopt the newspaper grid systems to our own device and also, screen based device's durability and interactivity.




DESIGN
We designed a 4 column grid layout and half-tone graphic elements , to maintain the familiar look and feel of a newspaper.



STUDY OF FOLDING
We research about reading behavior through the folding and try to make a own folding system. We have 4 different folding system that consider by user’s different location and situation. Our grids system is changing by folding. 4 column to 3 column and 3 column to 2 column.



STUDY OF MATERIAL
SMART PAPER - a futuristic e-paper is the material of the e-reader . Easy to fold, bend and much stronger than paper.
The material is weather proof against rain, snow & sun.



3D MODEL



INTERACTIVE







VIDEO DEMO