Ipad App Shan Hai Jing

Ipad App Shan Hai Jing

iPad App Shan Hai Jing (The Classic of Mountains and Seas, 山海經) is an iPad ebook designed and illustrated by me, programmed by 1bu2bu in 2011 as my undergraduate thesis.

Shan Hai Jing is an ancient Chinese mythology which illustrates unique creatures from all over the world. There are two goals of this project. One is addapting parallax scrolling in order to create a unique reading expereience for tablet users. The Classic of Mountains and Seas is a location-based book. Therefore, a map navigation was designed to navigate the book instead of the menu page. Contents of different locations are arranged horizontally while contents of the same location are arranged vertically. The other is using illustration, animation and interaction to raise children's interest of learning Chinese traditional literature.

Shan Hai Jing Structure

Shan Hai Jing screen shot

Shan Hai Jing screen shot2