Multi-touch Interactive Books
In 2015 the Essa Learning project was set up and aimed to provide interactive educational iBooks for pupils across the world for free. All the material for the books has been written by qualified teachers and authors who we collaborated with to make sure what was designed matched their original vision. This gained strong bonds and relationships with multiple authors making it so they wanted us to design multiple books for them.
The books vary in complexity making them accessible and understandable from different age groups. The books for primary level (Key Stage 2) focus on being colourful, fun looking with interactive characters and other elements such as games, widgets and videos. My role within this job was designer and illustrator, I used vector design to bring the pages to life and make learning more interesting. As some students learn differently and need visual aid to understand text, I aimed to make the pages look fun, and illustrate what the text was saying. Overall, the success from these was clear from feedback from teachers saying the students loved the books and the design of them.
The overall aim I had in mind when designing the iBooks was to make learning look and feel fun. Normal educational text books usually have no character, so I designed these in multiple ways using different illustrations to add personality and style to them.
You can find examples of the multi-touch book designs on the clickable links below.
• Essa Learning iBooks
• Essa Learning Web Design
• The Olive Tree Primary School