The Bookbound app serves as the ultimate book fair pocket buddy. This app enables users to host a book fair safely during the pandemic, share resources within the community, and give back to schools in a fun and intuitive way. Their goal is to re-create children’s safe-space to engage in self-discovery through reading.
This project was a submission for the 1-week Adobe x Scholastic Book Fairs Creative Jam, where my team landed 2nd place, competing against 400+ participants.
UX/UI Illustrations Visual Identity
Cindy Tan Joanna Alvarado
Building children’s self discovery through mobile engagement
In order to reflect a playful and welcoming identity, we utilized bold primary colors and illustrations. With the use of our established components, it made it faster to build and iterate on our digital screens.
Using illustrations to guide a journey
Just as children immerse themselves into the characters within books, I created illustrations and interactions to allow children to immerse themselves within this delightful book fair journey.
Process is not linear
Be flexible with how to navigate through each project process. We often times had to alternate between researching, ideating and prototyping until we were able to reach our final design solutions.
Joanna and I understood each other’s background and skills so that we were able to communicate effectively and consistently check in with each other’s progress. We were able to become a great team!
Exploring Rewards feature
If given more time, we would have liked to explore the Rewards System further to see how users from lower income families would benefit from this feature.
Future Usability Testing
It would be ideal to test the prototype and observe whether kids enjoy the virtual fairs and whether adults are able to effectively engage within the school community on the app.