Edited by Simpson, Penny, Kanji Sodeoka, and Lucy Kitto, the Japanese Pottery Handbook is an introductory manual to Japanese pottery that aims to create awareness and deeper appreciation within the US community. The main goal of this project is to re-design the book as a digital publication, which involved conducting researches on potential users, re-organizing the original content according to research results, developing new features, and defining the interface aesthetic.
After careful analysis of user personas, my other team member (Hannah Lin) and I decided to focus the designs on bridging the communication gap between Japanese and English users in terms of specialized pottery terms. I was responsible for the experience strategy and design of the iOS app. I worked with one other team member to develop the UX work, produced all major deliverables and presented these for critique within the span of 2 months.