1HDC v1.2 - eBook - Submissions

December 2nd, 2007, 1:05 am

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December 4th, 2007, 12:11 pm

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Reposting the brief:

Doors Open:
Tuesday, December 4th
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The eBook

Love it or hate it, Amazon’s Kindle Reader has people talking about digital reading devices. No matter what side of the fence you are on, here’s your chance to show the world your vision of the perfect Digital eBook. We want you to take an hour out of your day to design the perfect Digital eBook.

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Winner will be selected by the Core77 Admin. Community discussion is encouraged to help ensure the best design wins.

1HDC - eBook - eScroll

December 4th, 2007, 1:12 pm

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Introducing the eScroll a travel ebook, uses a unique browsing system which enables the user to easly and quickly flick through pages as if reading the directions on the side of a thick marker pen by rolling it around.

The eScroll has a slot for a microSD card which enables the eScroll to adapt to increases in memory technology and also has a USB connection for synchronisation to your downloaded ebooks saved on your Mac or PC.

It also takes standard AA (maybe AAA) batterys which should be easy to replace when traveling and an optional backlight for nightime reading.

:) kinl
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December 4th, 2007, 1:14 pm

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I think the advantage a digital book could have over traditional books is updatebility. Carrying around a book isn't that big a deal. We don't travel with a library. When I go on the road I usually take 1 or 2 books with me. The hassle is always remembering to get a new book for the trip.... nu*book does that for me.

Users can subscribe to monthly collections for a low anual fee. For example, sign on for the Oprah book club, or New York Times best seller list, or Phillip K Dick award winners; and all new books on the list automatically download to the nu*book, always giving you that nu*book on the go.

The aesthetic fits with the accepted iLook, which I think it is appropriate here. The nu*book has a simple, book-like form factor, a clean touch screen device with a leather "binding" that brings in a bit of a vintage book feel. All controls are similar to and as intuitive as the iPod touch and iPhone. The product also has a headphone jack to plug in noise canceling headphones and for audio book options or other media.
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December 4th, 2007, 3:08 pm

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My idea was to create something simple and easy read, nothing more than needed. The traditional book-cover to make the transition between a traditional book and the ebook as small as possible. Only two butttons for flipping pages back and forth, fast through by holding in the button.
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December 5th, 2007, 6:02 am

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i love books, and i love amazon! the e book should remain close to the spirit of a book.
this concept is based on designing very nice sleeve, i am annoyed by digital devices that are so beautiful that you have to protect them with an ugly case!

keep it simple,
1. book spine printout, print the spine on sticker paper and use it in the spine sleeve of the cover, when you've read it stick it on your e-book shelf.
2.sleeve is replaceable and available in many variations and materials just like real books! maybe some books will do special edition covers?
3. place for paper notes / i-pod :) etc..
4.page flippers on all sides for use with either hand in either orientation.
5 Highlight pen inc. bookmarking of highlighted pages

thanks core 77, i had fun!
time 1 hour and a wee bit for the last tweaks!
book case
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The PaperBook

December 5th, 2007, 8:13 am

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Hey guys.
here's my entry.
very sketchyall in sketches.
was kinda behind due to the time difference where i am!!!!!!
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December 5th, 2007, 11:35 am

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objective here was to keep the functions simple and incorporate design that will appeal to book readers and to make the transition from book to ebook seamlessly....

the design points that would make it stand out from the pack are the
-synthetic leather cover with ventilation holes on front/back that snaps on and off for easy removable...various finishes and colors would be available for customer customization
-pop up light device
-thumb scroll for easy scrolling
-large menu controls at bottom
-touch screen that allows user to "flip" the page by draggin the corner to the left with a simple touch & drag
-integrated speakers that allow lazy folks, children, or hearing impaired to hear books in audio
-wireless access, removable memory slot, headphone jack

and i ran out of time for the rest....

...defy convention...

December 5th, 2007, 6:06 pm

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Here is my submission. It is a hand held "Book Dome" It has simple controls and fits in the palm of your hand. It is designed to be used with one hand so you can hold it at a comfortable position. It is smaller, so you can zoom in and out on text. It has and automatic play option, that you can slow down or speed up as you go with the browse control. Of coarse you can pause with this option also. If you would rather read page for page you can use the forward and back buttons. These buttons are controlled by your index finger and your thumb. It has internal memory, and also has the option of memory cards to share and transfer. Hope you like it.


December 5th, 2007, 7:07 pm

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December 5th, 2007, 9:09 pm

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Its a small, compact and rugged device.
Allows ebook files to be veiwed and used easily with the use of the scroll button, page turning could be changed easily with directional button. can load up to thousands of books( imagine carrying that much)
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favorite Ebook

December 7th, 2007, 4:22 pm

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My first attempt at this (first post ever, actually.) Had to join the fun.

"What's that?"
"Oh, it's my favorite."

My concept allows the user to customize the book and really distinguish it as their own... Righties. Lefties. Professionals. Stay-at-home Moms. Artists. Type A. Type B. Make it your own!

The styli act as a mouse would on a computer, but with greater freedom and handwriting recognition... (choose from pen, pencil, chalk, ink, crayon, marker, etc.) It's not so much about what the favorite comes pre-loaded with as it is what the user wants to do with it. Change the shells. 'Write' on it. Make notes. Thrumb through pages. Interact.

I foresee widgets and plug-ins that can be uploaded to your favorite and utilized and exported as well. (Ex: Cookbook layouts that user fills in and then print as their own.)

USB charged and synced. Headphone port. SDmemory port.

Straight-forward with a flair. Blend in or stand out. People are different, and so their favorite should reflect that.


December 7th, 2007, 6:34 pm

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Very simple, durable, pocket-sized appliance.
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WalkBook Sports

December 7th, 2007, 10:38 pm

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When I'm lying in bed at night reading, and I've got to get on a plane early the next morning, I don't want to get out from under my warm covers, walk across the room, and put my book over with my luggage so I won't forget it in the next day's rush out the door. I want to be able to throw the book across the room, have it land somewhere near the bags, and collect it in the morning.

I want to be able to drop my book on the subway as I doze off on my commute home at night without worrying that it's going to break. C'mon, books just don't break.

As I thought about that, I recalled my old Sony sports walkman I had as a kid. A trusty go anywhere, do anything ROCK AND ROLL machine! This is just like that only more, you know, bookish. 4 buttons allow browsing in any orientation, roll-up rubber screen protector keeps the screen nice and scratch free, and of course bright YELLOW for that old school charm.

Anyway, best I could come up with in an hour (well, that hour anyway). . .

eBook TS

December 8th, 2007, 11:26 am

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This idea is a tri-screen design with touch screens. Users can select the book they want to read from the cover, highlight and take notes by using the stylus. To turn the pages, users just simply touch the screen diagonally.
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