November 11, 2008

Papyrus student eReader concept

Original Post from April 21st 2008.

A new (concept) take on the "student scenario" here

"Papyrus’ stripped-down, specialized interface makes it accessible to a broad range of users. It’s simple enough that faculty and other adults won’t be intimidated or annoyed, yet functional enough that students will feel like they’re using something current."

I just wish we had a color eInk screen that looked like their mock-ups.

They have tried to leverage some of the web/blog/social networking methods into this still mainly "textual" device (user generated content, tagging, comments, etc), and that shows in the UI mock-ups where there is a kind of dialog "overlay" onto textbooks or classroom material.

It is interesting that they think about it for faculty and not *just* the student to consume, and address the issues of student participation.

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