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Mirada Creates an Origami World for the Kindle Voyage.

The teams at Mirada and Wongdoody have created an animated spot for the new Amazon Kindle Voyage. Playing off of  the ink on paper experience of a real book, they have created an animated origami technique that is used through out the spot. The paper folds and bends as pages turn out of the device creating a world unique to Kindle. This spot feature a great script as well that enhances the animated components. Really nice, work with a really fresh approach.

dotdotdot • • •

My iPad is becoming my single go to device for all digital content.  Over the last couple of years I have slowly transitioned away from my computer for everything except actual content development work.

One of the things that I find frustrating with using a tablet for my primary source of digital content input, is content management and aggregation.  I use Flipboard and other apps to help migrate content into a single location, but I am always looking for something a bit more robust.

Today I found dotdotdot ••• and while I haven’t had a chance to download it and use, the video below looks promising.  Dotdotdot ••• is an independent social reading application designed to the end user get the most out of there digital content streams.  dotdotdot ••• allows you to manage, read and collaborate with others, and create an archive of your reading material. It doesn’t matter where your sources come from, dotdotdot ••• reads ePubs, RSS-feeds, books, magazines, DropBox files and more.  It reads any text from the web on iPad and in all browsers. I think I might have to give it a try.

UX by Thomas Schinabeck.
UI by Thomas Weyreswith and Jacopo Bortolato.
Backend development by Christian Klingler
Frontend development by Christian Schlesinger and David Goldwich
iOS development by Christian Beer and Oliver Greschke

 

IDEO’s Vision For the Future of Books.

IDEO is a truly brilliant company. They have that enlightened ability to take something, re-examine it, and find ways to improve upon it. Ways of improvement that you didn’t even know you needed or wanted, but once you have seen their idea you can’t wait for it to become a reality. In this video clip IDEO looks at the future of books and takes it well beyond the current digital book experience. All three examples shown in the video clip are exciting on different levels, and I could see using all of them on a daily basis.

“Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?”

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