A while ago I decided to make
a public library web/app.
You can see the prototype in progress on
It does not have a backend yet,
so searching, ordering, etc. does not work.
The source code, and progress tracking, is:
The initial design has 4 views:
- Search. A primary reason to use it is to find a book/material that you want to borrow/order. An innovation here is to make the facets much more prominent, and an active part of the search, right beneath / almost as a part of the search bar.
- Creative Work. Focus on a book or other material. Clean design with focus on the content. Also includes history of previously visited works on top, and related materials in the bottom.
- Library. The map of libraries is primary, as it both enables the user to select library, and also helps the user to find/navigate to the library. Then it contains meta information (and later news/events) of the library.
- User. User status ordered by use cases: 1) arrived books, 2) renewal/due loans, 3) ordered books.
In this weekend, that is my main focus.