David Bennett


A method of designing a readable book that does not require the user to have expert knowledge of book layout is studied and implemented by designing a computer software program. Traditional book design techniques are researched and the findings are used to plan the software's workflow and functionality. The concept is based on the use of pre-defined typographic options that the user can choose from to meet the particular needs of an individual book project. Other features guide the user through the book design process using a step-by-step approach. A working demonstration version of the soft ware concept is developed and presented to a group of graphics-industry professionals who have various degrees of graphic and book design experience. Their feedback is reported using a questionnaire. Upon evaluating the responses, the software concept is found to be a very successful solution to the problem.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

BookMaker (Computer file); Book design--Technique; Computer-aided design; Layout (Printing)--Computer-aided design

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Department, Program, or Center

School of Print Media (CIAS)


Romano, Frank

Advisor/Committee Member

Freckleton, Marie


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: Z116.A3 B46 1999


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