April 4, 2011

Looking for new books in a digital library is a totally different experience than browsing in a book store or physical library. Bookstar is an interface to search e-books based on their content. First you define your own preferences by moving the axis of ‘My star’. Afterwards, the books that closely match your preferences appear near to your star, while other books appear further away.

Team: Piet van Rosmalen, Anita van Schie, Robert Smit.


> Animation of the Bookstar application. Click the image to see the animation.


> A book can be classified by various parameters


> Symbols for the parameters


> By setting the parameters ‘My Star’ is created.


> ‘My star’ compared with the star of a book


> The Bookstar library: the more a book matches your preferences, the closer it appears to your star