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Designing the printed book as an interactive environment

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dc.contributor.author Timpany, Claire
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-23T03:52:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-23T03:52:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Timpany, C. (2012). Designing the printed book as an interactive environment. The International Journal of the Book, 7(1), 11-28. en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn 1447-9516
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6592
dc.description.abstract Reading a book demands a certain level of interaction from the reader. The cover must be opened and pages turned to navigate the information inside. Conventions have been developed over the life of the book to assist the reader in this navigation and provide orientation. The evolution of electronic reading material has given readers greater opportunities for interacting with their reading material, but many readers still prefer reading from a printed book. This paper investigates how the interactive organizational paradigm of hypertext can be implemented in a printed book to give the reader the opportunity for greater interaction and benefit from some of the advantages that electronic reading environments provide. The investigation in this paper follows an iterative design process in consultation with a panel of four experts. Through four rounds of consultation and refinement two potential solutions were developed for the incorporation of hypertext methods in a printed book. en_NZ
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Common Ground en_NZ
dc.relation.uri http://ijb.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.27/prod.441 en_NZ
dc.rights © 2012 the author en_NZ
dc.subject book design en_NZ
dc.subject hypertext en_NZ
dc.subject interactive books en_NZ
dc.title Designing the printed book as an interactive environment en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ


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