- Jun 2022
"The implicit feel of where you are in a physical book turns out to be more important than we realized," says Abigail Sellen of Microsoft Research Cambridge in England and co-author of The Myth of the Paperless Office. "Only when you get an e-book do you start to miss it. I don't think e-book manufacturers have thought enough about how you might visualize where you are in a book."
How might we design better digital reading interfaces that take advantage of a wider range of modes of thinking and reading?
Certainly adding audio to the text helps to bring in benefits of orality, but what other axes are there besides the obvious spatial benefits?