Scholastic Inc. is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books. It approached Catalyst Group to design the new user experience for the Cloud Storia pilot – an interactive eBook application for both teachers and students.
The design team partnered with the development team to support the Agile sprint process. I was fully engaged in the second sprint of this project, mainly responsible for the detailed UX and UI design.
Want a seamless integration of e-books into the classroom.
Want to find and organize books easily, so it’s not a big set-up process.
Want different levels of information.
Want students to be engaged with independent reading.
Overall, an intuitive experience, not necessarily fun, but powerful yet not intimidating.
Want to find books that interest and excite them.
Want to use the app without teacher intervention.
Want to get better at reading through this app.
Want to personalize through indication of ownership: e.g. avatar, customized colored background, etc…
Overall, the experience should be enjoyable, but it should still feel like school.