jince
 
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This concept is simply called the ReadR

What differentiates the ReadR from other Readers is the fact that the human touch is brought back into the product.

It is a simple product with a flexible e-ink screen on the inside with capacitative touch technology and an OLED spine

Sensual

The ReadR is weighted to feel like a real book. It's exterior is comprised of the traditional cardboard construction but with two differences - the exterior is essentially a plain white canvas with an OLED strip down the spine for displaying the book name and book graphics.

When using the book, the user puts his hand on the page ends and "flips" through by dragging his finger over the sides to replicate the page turning of a real book.

If you're reading the ReadR and you drop it, damage is virtually incurred on the page you were reading. When you've dropped the ReadR several times, pages will "fall out" of the book to simulate a real book experience. But of course you'll have the choice of reverting.

To turn the pages while reading, a user simply swipes his hand as if he were brushing the interior of the screen.

Social

When purchasing a book, you recieve a Book Card which is essentially a card with a magnetic stripe that hold the data for your book. The rights are copied to your ReadR when swiped.

You can share books with friends by passing around the Book Card. When a friend swipes your card, you no longer have access to the book.

Rituals

By having a simple eye tracker within the screen, reading on the bus will be a struggle no more. The tracker will see where your eye left off and highlight that word.

Ecosystem

When you're reading the ReadR and come upon a quote that interests you, you can upload it to your social networking sites for all the world to see.
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kim_miller
 
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red: "Your buddy all day long"
red, a new e-reader, is now designed to integrate within a user's daily routine. The overall goal is to integrate the latest technologies within a device that feels more like a traditional book.

The e-reader that can be read like a traditional book or in tablet form. Additionally, a touch screen is incorporated so as to eliminate buttons that might be associated with a computer.

The three drawings below depict the basic form of the e-reader, the basic functions, and a storyline depicting the day in the life of an individual the device.
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kim_miller
 
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red: "Your buddy all day long"
red, a new e-reader, is now designed to integrate within a user's daily routine. The overall goal is to integrate the latest technologies within a device that feels more like a traditional book.

The e-reader that can be read like a traditional book or in tablet form. Additionally, a touch screen is incorporated so as to eliminate buttons that might be associated with a computer.

The three drawings below depict the basic form of the e-reader, the basic functions, and a storyline depicting the day in the life of an individual the device.
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slauer
 
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The real star of this idea is the technology of colors appearing in woven fabric - thanks Maggie Orth. Check the YouTube video for a quick recap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No2tNYDzbZY



Individual issues addressed from the research:
TRACY - didn't want to be "hyper-connected" - with woven pages you aren't in front of a screen for every waking hour! (my eyes needed a break too...)
JEFF - still easy to acquire new content via the web/personal computer through usb key downloading/uploading. Adding access to libraries! USB makes it easy to share with friends!
ERICA - almost loves books more than reading - welcome to the ultimate accessory (seriously, have you seen how obsessed people are with moleskines? It's the new cool/intellectual/creative kid must-have.)
CHRIS - still avoid having too many space-hogging books with this one singular and beloved one!

(the tiny bit cut off the bottom says that portions of the book are shown at a time - pages are similar in # to current moleskine notebooks.)
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The Link Wand is focused on creating new modes of reading socially, while being highly portable. Removing the archetype of a "book", the Link Wand returns to the ancient idea of a scroll. The product is held like a wand, waved at traditional books to download previews and to "pass books" amongst friends. By using an accelerometer and RFID technology, a user can capture his/her interest in any book they might come across via programmed gestures.

The Link Wand splits apart to unroll a flexible color screen. The Link Wand could be clipped on a bookbag or other item, to be displayed, creating a culture of Link Wanderers. By retaining the concept of the visible book edge, others can see what someone is reading, and capture the social habit of defining people by their reading tastes and creating opportunities for face-to-face discussions instigated by the exposed title.
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