Future of the book August 28th with Media Futures

Aug 28, 2013 · London, United Kingdom

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IxDA London will be co-hosting August’s event at Seren with Media Futures and guests. Together, with our usual high levels of audience participation we will be exploring different aspects of interaction design associated with reading, publishing and the future of the book.

This is a hot topic right now with the rising popularity of digital books, the emergence of shared publishing platforms like Medium, early explorations into richer magazine and book content.

However, we’re keen to understand where there are new opportunities to improve the creation, curation and consumption experiences of the future.

We’re inviting speakers to discuss the key opportunities and challenges around book publishing. The talks will be followed by group discussions where we will ask you to help develop ideas and explore which innovative interaction design approaches and solutions might address these challenges.

Some examples of the questions we’re keen to explore:

• How can we design better interfaces for navigating a publication?

• How can we make the reading experience adapt to better suit different contexts (e.g. on a beach, in bed, in the park)?

• How can consumers of content play a part in interacting with creators of content to create a richer feedback loop? (e.g. Medium’s inline commenting)

About Media Futures

Media Futures is a high-level and hands-on organisation exploring media, society and innovation. We facilitate and support the creation of new products and services, give insight into the future, showcase innovation, explore new revenue streams, and encourage cross-sector partnerships.

Our Publish! programme focuses on innovation and the book, including a day-long event Publish! New adventures in innovation in September, where we showcase pioneering projects and discuss key topics; and Publish! Accelerator: Developing the digital book in November, where we bring together cross-disciplinary teams to form new products.

Learn more about Media Futures at http://www.mediafutures.org.uk

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  • IxDA London

    The London chapter of IxDA extends the organisation's mission to "improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design", through community, sharing, self-organisation and contribution to the practice and development of Interaction Design. We often run events on every last Wednesday of each month on IxD topics that are at the intersection of emergent design practices, ...

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