Interactive Infographic ebook Design for Hemsley Fraser
Hemsley Fraser create business training courses and ebooks. ‘We exist to make working life better & know learning is the key. Inspiring you & transforming your business… it’s what we do’.
I was asked to re-design all their 16 ebooks in a more exciting, interactive and engaging format. They range for 20 – 50 pages per book and this process took over 3 months. Previously the layout had been very corporate with unexciting stock imagery of unconvincing ‘fake’ conversations between businessmen. I wanted to bring the content alive by using imagery that stimulates the users into thinking about the information, not just some vaguely related cliche to pad out the page. I think my dyslexia helped me on this project as I was able to visualise the information more easily. For me visuals stay in my memory much longer than text.
I used black and white vintage photography to portray human interaction as they were so obviously staged that it didn’t insult the viewer’s intelligence and instead added a touch of comedy. I introduced textures to create depth and a more human organic feel. This was often combined with vector illustrations to provide contrast and to divide the content up so it was easily readable.
We visual created a language for the series that allowed the user to instinctively know which bits were clickable and kept that consistent throughout along with progress bars at the top right and re-cap pages to test their memory. The interactive features were implemented by Fluid Books with instruction from me and the team at HF.
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