This would be a book design that would allow people to flip
through a book in 10 seconds and get as much iinformation
possible. I was just at a book store and was thinking about
how all the books are designed to tease you but not give
the really useful information unless you buy the
maybe this could be done for books in the public domain.
Cover would be designed so you COULD judge a book by its
cover. Give away the big points on the cover. USE SIMPLE
WORDS. Point number 3 of the Universal Design Principles is
BE SIMPLE. Reduce all sentences to one line. Sentences
wrap are hard to get at high speed. Use as few words as
possible. I am not following that principle now since I am
thinking off the top of my head.
As I was flipping through my 100th book at the book store I
realized I had the motion down to one 10 second fluid
whereby I pick up the book, glance at the cover, skim the
back, flip through the pages controlling the speed with my
thumb and put it down all in about 10 seconds, and that I
mostly using pictures, titles and chapter headings to get the
meaning out of the book. So what if the Chapter headings
were biggest, and next biggest were sub chapter headings
next biggest were sub-sub-chapter headings on down -- to
optimize the book for being read in 10 seconds.
Use the flip aspect of the book. The movie frame
that happens when you flip through a book could be
incorporated so that there was a moving picture aspect to
while captions could flash by for a couple of pages each.
Haviing books like this would be much more interactive than
computer where choosing things is like feeling your way
around the world with one finger. (choosing things with a
mouse) Flipping through a book is a much more 3D
experience. Maybe sound could be incorporated too --
there is some way to shape the corners of the pages of the
book so that when you flip through it that fluttering sound is
molded into the sound of a recorded snippet, or melody --
thats a long shot.
I guess the basic thing would be optimizing a book so you
get the most out of it in 10 seconds and then giving a person
whole book store of these books to go through -- that would
a much more interactive experience than anything you
do on a computer screen.