Understand at a glance the topics covered in a book, then jump straight to pages about topics you’re researching. Developed as part of Reimagining the Monograph, Topicgraph helps users explore longform scholarship.
What we did:
- Conducted user research, held a "design jam" workshop at Columbia and concept tested the best ideas that emerged from the workshop. See Reimagining the Monograph for more detail. Selected as a concept the ability to discover topics embedded within a book.
- Selected a set of open access books on JSTOR to include in the prototype, and created topic models for each book.
- In a flash build at Columbia University's Butler Library, we iterated rapidly on the design of the site.
- Polished and released the prototype.
For more information on what we built and learned, see the Reimagining the Monograph project.