I’ve been intrigued by the user experience challenge that electronic readers make on physical books. Beyond issues like e-ink and screen sizes, it’s the versatility of the physical books that sets them apart. Book lovers are used to riffling pages, recycling books to their friends, or dropping them on the floor!
E-reader design is at a crossroads. I think the aim should be to harness the flexibility and connectivity of technology rather than to mimic paper. Here are some ideas:
This could be the way to persuade readers to love e-readers as much as they currently love books.