Turning static PDFs into interactive and highly visual content

Smarticle wants to promote the reading of academic papers among designers – in two ways. For those familiar with paper reading, it turns static PDFs into interactive online content that can easily be annotated. For newcomers, it offers a gentle introduction by placing visual content and others people’s notes on the foreground, linking back to the original content. These interfaces are part of a larger service that will help designers find the right content quicker, build on other people’s interpretations and have more effective reading groups.