A Foodie Magazine Adapted for iPad
Melbourne is a city for foodies, and I quickly became one of them soon after I moved there at the age of 21. I used to pick up free copies of GRAM Magazine at the city train stations and plan my next culinary adventures. When I was assigned the task of recreating a print publication as a digital magazine, I immediately thought of GRAM. I reached out to the editor-in-chief who provided me with plenty of assets.
To render my version of GRAM Issue 43, I used the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite within InDesign. There are unique layouts for both portrait and landscape orientations, so I essentially created two versions of the application that are device-responsive. I made use of multi-state objects, slideshows, web overlays, buttons and smooth scrolling to make the videos, images, icons and text within my folio interactive.
For the cover, I used Using Adobe Edge Animate to create movement and engage the reader. You can see it in action at the bottom of this page.
I endeavoured to make the experience of reading more engaging, so I integrated interaction design elements such as maps and videos into the featured articles of the issue. The advertisements are also animated.
I set out to instruct users how to navigate this digital issue of GRAM by including a 'How To' screen on the first page.
I created a video to demonstrate a user's experience of browsing this issue of GRAM Magazine, including how the content reorients when they rotate their device.