iBook Lessons is a continuing series about ebook writing and publishing.
Much as I love iBooks' beautiful page scrolling, there's always room for improvement. By studying the way people interact with real books -- browsing for information and adjusting pages while reading -- the developers of the "Smart E-Book Interface Prototype" have added a lot of clever into the ebook.
A video demonstrating the interface follows. It presents some intriguing directions. The KAIST Institute of Information Technology Convergence, who produced this video, has an English-language summary page about their ongoing research.
It's a really impressive video for R&D work. Hopefully this kind of advance will soon make its way into consumer e-readers.
And, no matter what wiseacre YouTube commenters say, you probably shouldn't roll up your iPad and use it to swat any flies.
Hat tip, Jeremy Tregunna
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16