Digital Books Should Be Interactive

A Digital World Demands Interactive Media

Designing for devices becomes a puzzle of what to animate and why. I’ve been experimenting with different website layouts (using Adobe Muse, mostly) as well as using Adobe DPS (Digital Publishing System) for redefining printed matter to use on a tablet. It’s been a fun experiment.

I’ve found that less is more when it comes to animations so I’ve tried to pare pages down to their basics. I enjoy the possibilities afforded by interactive pages.

One of my clients is a volleyball club here in the Puget Sound region. I have been putting their yearbooks together for many years, but once I got an iPad in my hands, I knew that the yearbook format was perfect for an interactive device. Here’s an example of how I rethought the pages so that they work better as an interactive format.
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