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Aliza Bucci

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Folio App

In an increasingly digital world where friendships and interests can span countries - how can the physical elements of reading, book clubs, and recommendations between friends be adapted to a digital platform? Folio is an app designed to fill this need.

Developed with the vision of connecting readers digitally, and creating a space for sharing, discussing, and finding new recommendations of books of all genres. Folio allows users to form book clubs and group listening sessions, and makes it easy to share your most loved books. Already read and to-be-read titles can be saved to your digital bookshelves, along with your reader notes and recommendations. Users can add, organize, and share books to anyone across the platform.

I wanted to create one cohesive space that combined many of the elements of reading beyond the reading itself. Being able to meet, discuss, share, and save books easily makes it that much easier to be inspired and bond with others over a shared love of reading.

As my final project for my undergraduate design degree, I aimed to utilize what I have learned in undergrad and combine it with my growing interest in UX design. Including both the research and design aspects. This app concept was a catalyst in my desire to learn more about UX design, and I hope to continue my studies through a graduate school program. While studying User Experience Design in grad school, I’d like to continue developing this project and continue improving upon the user experience of the app.

An app mockup displayed on a silver iPhone screen. Mockup shows the app name and homepage layout, images of books are organized on the screen in a grid system.
Handwritten signature from Aliza Bucci in black.