The Interface Analysis of the Amazon Kindle

The Interface Analysis of the Amazon Kindle

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Amazon Kindle is an e-book reader. To be more precise it is a software, hardware and network platform developed by for rendering and displaying of e-books and other digital media. The amazon kindle was invented to replace the traditional book, what does this mean? Electronic versions of your books and be turned into documents of some sort and uploaded onto the kindle. This provides you with the ability to carry the works of Shakespeare as well as an Oxford dictionary in your bag, briefcase etc.

The Kindle itself

The amazon kindle has been designed as the new age replacement for the “physical” book. So what about the Kindle makes it stand out from the rest of the competition out there? As we can see from figure 1 there is a clear visible screen making the letters that appear on the screen very visible, the colour scheme engages in a high level of contrast that aids visibility, this is a common factor as the kindle has evolved through many stages over the last few years but the interface remains remarkably constant, this can be seen as the Kindle’s identity; this is what sets the kindle apart from most competitors. For example Apple just launched the iBooks application for the iPhone this can be seen as a direct competitor to the Kindle. With this app you can read books and literature of any sort from your phone. The phone is smaller than the kindle and can be kept in a pocket. Does this make it better than the kindle? Efficiency maybe; but interface wise it isn’t. It doesn’t cater to the needs of those people that have impaired vision and the reading of small words on a small screen can be seen as...

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