The White Book Library

The aim of this project was to identify and find possible improvement possibilities that Copenhagen Library could implement into their service. With the motto “Getting smarter together” the goal was to create a service that would enable students as users of the library to improve their knowledge by collaborating with each other in any way.

Four in-depth interviews and 20 guerilla interviews in key locations resulted in some insights. By creating experience prototypes we tested if these insights would lead us to relevant concepts. This lead us to our eventual concept: The White Book Library.

The White Book Library allows people of all ages to learn from each others experiences of the book they have been reading, this can be either recommendations for other books or simple and short reviews about the book itself. This is then digitized for the online platform and app so that both a online and offline service is provided. The physical review allows for on the spot and more qualitative writing and the online platform allows for more flexibility and accessibility. It all comes down to blindly trusting the people within a community and a feeling of collectivity through reading.
The books can either be covered in white or transparent sheets so that the stickers can be applied on this secondary layer, or they could be applied to an inline bookmark for a more cost effective solution.