logo
READER
iPad, web, Mac, windows
— IA, design, interaction — 2015-16
first page
reader
A reading app targeting college students.

aim
I worked towards a unified design for the reading app on several platforms so that students could switch between different devices and still get a seamless reading experience.
Reader - Mac
Reader 2 - Mac
role

I was the lead UX designer.

I worked with Product as well as Research teams to understand which aspects of the reader needed to be removed, hidden or emphasized.

In each iteration of my designs, I looked for cross-platform consistency inspite of platform limitations. My main focus was to provide an experience that was uninterrupted but allowed for useful features like search, annotations, browse and library management.

wireframes and flow
ios wireframe
mac wireframe
process

My process involved deep research into education apps, several iterations of mockups and discussions with different teams, and regular user studies to see what students expect.

One of my goals while designing the interactions was to ensure that features are easy to find and unobtrusive.

To emphasize the idea of subtlety, I gave any redundant UI a secondary hierarchy and as the design lead, I ensured that the designs were simple as well as light enough that text and reading experience became the primary focus.

sign in
welcome
reader
UX   .   lead .   IA