iBook Lessons: Advanced page flipping demo

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

This article was originally published on Tuaw.