Few weeks ago, while discussing design and user experience for new major version of our flagship product — a tablet/mobile app — we run into the following question: what is the competence for such a thing designer? So far, in search for the right one we routinely inquire various “Web & the rest” design studios.
Now, when eBook become a mainstream commodity rather than just one of “the next big things”, maybe it is time to step back a bit to think about what ebooks really are?
Does this medium change our perception of what a book is, or is it just the old good thing in new clothes?
Are eBooks “books” after all?