Thursday, 21 February 2013

Imagining The 3D Digital Bookshelf Of The Future

How can digital books be displayed more efficiently and aesthetically? Currently, most eBook programs use a 2D bookshelf or an iTunes-like cover flow display. Digital media give us the freedom to explore new ways to display books. Google engineers created the 3D 'Infinite Bookshelf.' It's a compromise between a traditional bookshelf view while accommodating large amounts of books.

The 'Infinite Bookshelf' is an infinite 3D helix that you can spin side-to-side and up and down with your mouse. It holds 3D models of more than 10,000 titles from Google Books.

(thanks Beat)