Textbook Reader

Visual UI/UX Design

My Role

As a Visual Designer on the project, I designed icons, books, and page layouts for the app.

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About the Project

Yuzu is a learning platform from Barnes & Noble College that lets you read and interact with digital content; enhancing the everyday learning experience.

About the Project

I joined Barnes & Noble in November 2012 to help create a great experience in digital education. The Education UX team and I came up with many innovative ways to help students on their journey to gain knowledge. We refined and tested our designs with students; We worked with a UX researcher to make sure our products meet the highest standards. We made sure the UX of our product is top quality before it's shipped.

User Research

We conducted research to understand how students study how to improve their experience. Find out what tools they use. Ask questions about how they take notes. Observe their interaction with their study partners.

After the research, discuss how students' experience can be improved and what problems to solve.


The feature that I was particularly involved with was the annotations tool. My team and I reviewed the researcher's findings and brainstormed how the tool will work on multiple platforms. I lead the design for the Mac OS.

The Designs

The Feature Demo

The Final Product

Organize, read, and annotate your textbooks right in the palm of your hand.