Gutenberg III

Researching the New Digital Reading Experience

Research Introduction – Creating a Guide for the New Digital Reading Experience

״For Dutch people under 50, reading participation is even higher with digital reading than with paper reading. Not unexpectedly –…

1.1 A Content Catalogue

“It’s really about the experience of reading or experiencing in general, it may not be reading, depending on what kind…

1.2 Adjusting the Workflow – The Publishers’ Role and the Challenges​​​​ they are Facing

“It is now clear that things will never be the same again, and this could drive publishers to experiment more…

1.3 The News Transformation – from print to digital

In 2019, people read the news on mobile devices. Daily news websites, opinions websites, magazines websites, social media websites –…

Interview | Eelco van Welie

21.3.2019Rotterdam. Eelco van Welie is the director of Nai/010 Publishers, since 2003. The interview followed the 4 pillars of the…

Interview | Astrid Vorstermans

8.2.2019Amsterdam. Astrid Vorstermans is founder of Valiz Publishers, since 2003. The interview followed the 4 pillars of the research –…

2.1 Reading Through Glass.

Paper reading has been established for longer than 500 years. Respectively, designing for paper-reading has developed profound graphics and typographic…

2.2 Design Ingredients.

What are the characteristics of each book type? What are the design elements of the book that are mutual to…

2.3 Systematic Design

In our pre-research, we divided book design into two main categories – the uniquely designed books and the systematically designed…

2.4 Hybrid Designers

Who will design the new digital reading experience? In this chapter, we will focus on the qualities and skills required…

Interview | Niels Schrader

1.2.2019Amsterdam. Niels Schrader is Founder of studio Mind Design and co-head of the Graphic Design department at the Royal Academy…

Interview | Peter Bil’ak

5.3.2019Den Haag. Peter Bil’ak is the founder of Typotheque type foundry and studio Peter Bil’ak, since 2001. The interview followed…

Interview | Daniel Gross

19.3.2019Arnhem. Daniel Gross is co-founder of the design studio Catalog Tree, since 2001. The interview followed the 4 pillars of…

3.1 Creating a Digital Content-Container

“what we’re most interested in is modular publishing, to rethink the book as a format. To break the content into building blocks, on…

3.2 Creating a Shared Platform

The Content’s Platform. Across our research, we have encountered more than a few individual initiatives for creating digital reading experiences…

3.3 Multi-Channel Publishing

Where do we read?At the beginning of Digital Publishing, most of the content was aiming for the ideal reading environment,…

Interview | Pia Pol

19.2.2019Amsterdam. Pia Pol is deputy publisher and editor at Valiz, since 2008. The interview followed the 4 pillars of the…

Interview | Achille Coenengracht

15.3.2019Skype Interview. Achille Coenengracht is Director Partnerships and Business Development at Rakuten/Aquafadas. The French company specializes in creating content mobile…

Interview | Laurent Gerniers

20.3.2019Skype Interview. Laurent Gerniers is Marketing Manager at Twixl Media. The Belgium company specialised in developing mobile publishing solutions for publishers,…

4.1 From Product to Service

Bookselling methods have not changed much since, well, forever. Even the transition to digital form tried to conserve the materialistic…

4.2 The Library.

As described in the previous article, we see great importance in setting up a library for the readers’ optimal experience….

4.3 Creating a (New) Market

The number one challenge we hear from both publishers and technology companies is the need to create a market for…

4.4 Digital Reading Community

“The project plan is about content, about the mission, about the audience that the book will have and about publicity…

Pre-Research Conclusions

“What research sometimes misses is the proper dissemination of the results. How do studies connect back to society, and what…

Sources

All the articles of this pre-research are based on books, articles and interviews we held between January and April 2019….

Introducing: Gutenberg III

Gutenberg the 3rd – A guide for digital books design – is officially launching. Together, we aim to discover –…

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