Dear reader, let us introduce ourselves: we are a team of PublishingLab interns, working on an assignment from UNStudio, the architecture bureau, renowned for its interest in hybridization and technology.
Our goal within the project is to develop an application, that complements the printed book that UNStudio is going to release.
Our initial research has been focusing on the ways in which a digital interface can complement a printed one. We have been asking questions such as:
How can we start a dialogue between a print and digital book? (maybe a start of a long lasting friendship)
Is there a start and an end for our digital narrative?
Is this is a non-linear narrative?
Can it then be circular too?
How much abstraction can be implemented?
Who are the readers?
Should readers look at the printed or at the digital book first?
How far can we extend the experience of content?
We have been looking at examples on how different data structures are presented visually (and also by touching other senses), and how one can navigate through. Starting from a traditional then moving to a more immersive and storytelling approach, we have been gathering references from various even surprisingly different sources, to best refine and trigger new research questions!