IDEO Offers Three Fascinating New E-reading Concepts

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Ed Nawotka

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.

IDEO here offers three fascinating new e-book tablet software concepts. Each involves a form of social networking — one oriented toward the news, a second toward your personal network, and the third is a multi-model storytelling concept that features a kind of geo-caching element to unlock new features of a given book. The third, in particular, is especially intriguing.

(But why did they feature the tablet in the first one with a decades old film camera? It’s a visual metaphor for the old world meeting the new, I suppose).

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.