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the Periodical issue 16

February 6th, 2014 No Comments

A few months ago I met accessibility and sensory design consultant, Alastair Somerville, who was in town to demonstrate using simple and cheap visualisation tools such as the 3Doodler pen. Over coffee we chatted about 3D printing, data manifestation and some of the tools and techniques we’ve each developed. Alastair showed me a material he […]

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Workbooks for community knowledge networks

February 4th, 2013 No Comments

Last year Proboscis collaborated with a group of local people and a community run centre (PAG) in Pallion, Sunderland to co-create and co-design a sustainable ‘knowledge network’ that could help people respond to the bewildering array of changes taking place in the benefits system. Our project became the Pallion Ideas Exchange (PAGPIE) – weekly meetings and […]

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Pocket Portfolios 2012 Special Offer

May 30th, 2012 No Comments

A couple of years ago we wrote about how bookleteer could be used to create shareable personal portfolios or pocketfolios. We continue to think that the eBook formats are ideal for making a simple pocket portfolio about your work to share and/or give way to prospective clients, employers, commissioners or funders. More than a business […]

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DOG EAR: The Bookmark Zine

March 13th, 2012 No Comments

A very clever idea, this. DOG EAR is a magazine in the form of a concertina bookmark, with ten slim pages of writing and illustration selected from online contributions. It’s available for free from independent bookshops and libraries (cunningly hidden between the pages of books to perk up surprised readers, I like to imagine). I […]

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Being 18 in the past and today by Katrina Siliprandi

November 29th, 2011 No Comments

Being 18 in the past and today: using Bookleteer for a museum-based project with young people by Katrina Siliprandi Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service Young people working on ‘Project 18’ carried out and recorded 39 interviews in people’s homes, at Norwich Castle museum and in residential care homes. They amalgamated quotes from these interviews with […]

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The QR Code Enigma

November 22nd, 2011 No Comments

At a digital agency’s briefing last week, focusing on ‘New Tools’ for publishing, part of the talk was centered around the current use of QR Codes and their implications. Whilst studies seem to show they are largely unknown and underused (and often when they are, employed for gimmicky or lazy motives) there’s certainly some interesting […]

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Narrative Immersion

October 27th, 2011 1 Comment

I focused on how technology can enhance and change our engagement with narratives in a previous post, so I’m going to step back and look at the highly immersive nature of text-based books as a medium. After recently finishing a book and scanning my shelves for my next literary foray, my eyes settled on a […]

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Shuffling Narrative

October 20th, 2011 1 Comment

After my previous post speculating on the ways touchscreen devices will change the way readers engage with books and other texts in the future, I recalled an interesting example in the present. The iPhone and iPad ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad‘ e-book app provides an option to re-order the hectic, backwards and forth narrative […]

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“A Magazine Is An iPad That Does Not Work”

October 18th, 2011 1 Comment

Yesterday I watched a video on YouTube of a child attempting to manipulate a magazine as if it were an iPad. Eh? Bear with me. As expected, the futile motions and the child’s baffled reactions are pretty funny, but it also made me ponder once again how touchscreen devices and future developments in technology will […]

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Business Cubes?

October 3rd, 2011 No Comments

Whilst perusing the stalls at the TENT London design show a few weeks back, I was reminded of the importance of exhibitors’ business cards and informational flyers, especially when there’s a vast amount of finely crafted aesthetics and innovation competing for the attention of visitors, and potential investors or collaborators. The ability for visitors at […]

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DIY Diary

April 22nd, 2011 No Comments

I remember as a little girl keeping a diary of what I remember of totally random things, which if I looked back on now, would be quite cringe worthy! There’s all sorts of diaries available on the market, however a diary is a personal thing and Bookleteer can most defiantly relate to this. Bookleteer allows […]

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Yoga Guide Book

April 13th, 2011 No Comments

In stressful times of work and family life, a little ‘you time’ is always good! Yoga, is not only a great stress relieving activity, but great for the body too! If yoga classes aren’t for you or you simply don’t have the time to attend, maybe my ‘Yoga Guide’ can be of help! I have […]

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Camping guide/scrap book

April 6th, 2011 No Comments

A mini guide to an activity is always a great ‘must – have!’ Using Bookleteer to create a type of guide is a quick and easy way to do so, with the handy pocket size, easily fitting into a pocket or a handbag, meaning easy access whenever needed! Creating the guide or even a scrapbook, […]

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A,B,C..easy as..1,2,3

March 30th, 2011 No Comments

In my previous blogs I have mentioned about the variety of eBooks you can make on Bookelteer, from invites, to user guides to scrapbooks. However I haven’t yet mentioned how Bookleteer can be used in the learning process as a valuable learning tool. A number of ideas prop to mind when I think of using […]

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Make up scrap book

March 24th, 2011 No Comments

The magazines are full of make up tips and latest trends of colours for the new season. Sure I will rip the page out and vow to refer to it the next time I need that handy tip for the smoky eyes look! However amongst all the things on my desk, from books to documents […]

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