Designing a Rusyn book with the help of crowds, prototypes, and JavaScript

Bringing crowds to critique the design

Early book cover sketches. Roughly, they are placed chronologically from the top-left to the bottom-right.

Honing the page layout and typography

  • When you hold the book in your hands, your thumbs shouldn’t cover the text,
  • The text that’s close to the spine should be visible, even when you cannot open a book properly,
  • The text should be legible for the intended audience.
Page layouts differing in font size, line height or margins that I tested for legibility.

JavaScript to help with typesetting the language variants

Translit in action
Fixing microtypography in Rusyn language with Typopo
Fixing microtypography in Rusyn language with Typopo

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Braňo Šandala

Braňo Šandala

As a freelance product designer, I help startups and software companies turn bold product ideas into thriving businesses.