BARNES & NOBLE
In-Store Kiosk Redesign
Recently I went to my weekly visit to my local Barnes & Noble store where I usually spend an hour or two after work looking for new books, reading magazines or just spending some time to decompress before Fútbol practice.
I was looking for a book in particular so I asked an employee who pointed out the area where I might find it. After looking there. I decided to search on the in-store kiosk.
What happened after setting of a number of alarms, raised flags and kept me up that evening until I decided to tackle this Design Challenge.
After a quick audit of their digital products and made a small Brand Style Guide for this exercise.
My goal was to use design chops, retail category, and customer experience trends to provide Barnes & Noble with a quick and affordable solution that will provide value and give customers a pleasant search experience.
Leverage current state of Brand assets and Style references
Replace with small touchscreen devices (Nook) mounted on stands as an affordable entry to touch devices.
User Experience Design Update
Products are listed with larger cover images, because most books are judged by their covers.
They are also placed in a horizontal grid aiding large touch screens for scaling to larger viewports beyond a Nook.