Our first target population are library frequent users who actively search for new books to read and expand their knowledge about topics of interest.The second group are those who normally read articles online but do not necessarily bother to spend time exploring or reading books.
Navigation features involved starting from a search page, presenting book covers and their most popular snippets, to a book map presenting all the snippets of a book in a draggable and zoomable interface. The snippets in the search results would give a preview of the book map, allowing them to enter it if interested.
Wireframe sketches were done individually with each team member envisioning how the system would present information and interact with the user. These proposals were later presented and put together under one coherent design which was translated into a paper prototype.
Moreover, we detracted from displaying menus on top and bottom of the screen. This decision was made to preserve maximum vertical space since the application was intended to be used on a horizontal ipad position. The menus were therefore placed on a left bar, with optional menus showing whenever needed. This guarantees maximum screen real estate for our content.