TeachingBooks

A database of literary resources for teachers and librarians to help promote literacy in the classroom

TeachingBooks Desktop Title Page
Desktop Homepage

TeachingBooks.net is a small, dedicated team working to enrich every student's reading experience. Their mission is to equitably give all readers insights and opportunities that deepen their understanding and joy of the books they are reading.

We challenged ourselves and the TeachingBooks team to rethink how the product should operate in the modern web, while setting them up to be future-proof to changes in technology down the road.

Expertise

Strategy, Design, Technology

Deliverables

Research, User Interviews, Competitive Analysis, Art Direction, UX, Visual Design, Responsive Development

Details

Branding and Visual Design by Wild Shore

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The previous TeachingBooks homepage.

Bringing a product into the now.

TeachingBooks has been around since the early days of the web—2001 to be exact. The site has seen many iterations, but until now, none have been responsive.

We were tasked with re-envisioning the product to meet current user expectations, responsiveness, and accessibility standards while creating a simplified design system that allows their team to rapidly create new content.

TeachingBooks Tablet Title Page
Tablet Title Page
TeachingBooks Tablet Form
Tablet Form

Future proof.

The result is the first responsive product in nearly 20 years of the company's existence. Focusing on the need for consistency, we reimagined their search tool, moving from three separate search options depending on the resource category a user was looking for, to create a bundled search that allows users to see results from each category at a glance.

21.5%

Mobile Traffic Increase

11.8%

Session Increase

TeachingBooks Mobile Homepage
Mobile Homepage
TeachingBooks Mobile Book Page
Mobile Book Page
TeachingBooks Mobile Author
Mobile Author