A master’s thesis project is a year-long exploration of a chosen topic that identifies problems in the world. The purpose of the thesis is to find ways that graphic design can be used to address the problem and implement a possible solution that demonstrates unique design thinking. This includes a variety of in-depth research techniques, strategies, explorations, development and execution of deliverables.
I was intrigued by the topic of “How to encourage more people to read printed books.” After research and interviews, I found the most effective way to motivate people to read is to increase the sense of being connected to other people. So I created a share-economy based application which rebuilds the connection between books, social media, and people. The application is called Tome—a platform that connects real people to real books.
Tome is a winning entry for Communication Arts Interactive Competition. The project is being featured in the Interactive Annual 2018 in Communication Arts Magazine. Tome also gets featured in the AIGA, Adobe After Effects, Interaction Design Gallery on Behance site.