Since Digital Aladore started with a user experience problem (i.e. the existing digital editions of the book were unreadablely bad!), design thinking and user centered design has been an undercurrent theme of the project. We examine the problem, find many possible solutions, test, and iteratively refine based on the outcomes.
In the next few posts, I want to explain my design process for moving the draft Aladore EPUB into a finalized version in bit more detail. The basic idea was:
- Explore guidelines and best practices for ebook creation
- Find good examples of professional ebooks and examine the markup
- Create prototype Aladore EPUB
- Iteratively test and refine the ebook with user testing