|Published online: April 22, 2014||$US5.00|
Cookbooks offer a wide range of possibilities and specific challenges when designed as interactive ebooks. This paper explores the design process and workflow in the making of “Eat St. Cookbook” for tablet devices, an interactive cookbook based on a series of curated recipes from the television series “Eat St.” This project involved an assessment of current publishing platforms for the e-cookbook niche and included the development of personas, an online survey of the target audience, several stages of prototyping, and user testing. The project was funded by a Canadian national grant and developed by researchers at the Social and Interactive Media Centre, Emily Carr University of Art + Design. As a result of this project, we are able to conceptualize a series of design guidelines for interactive cookbooks.
|Keywords:||Ebook, Interactive, Cookbook, Publication Design, Tablet Devices|
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada