This is our first of many regular FRIDAY FEATURES, where we give one AUB student a feature article for two weeks, and we interview them to find out a little more about them and their work.

Our first Friday Feature is with Steven O’Neil who is on Level 5 BA (Hons) Graphic Design at the Arts University Bournemouth.

Steven’s latest project was simply called ‘A New Library System’, watch the video below!

Here’s what Steven has to say about this project:

We were briefed the opportunity to create an interactive experience using the brief title ‘Information Exploration’. With this being our only guidance I went out in search of research originally for an idea which involved bridging the gap between print and digital but I ended up coming back from the library with a different direction. The library system annoys me – I’ll tell you why.

Us too, Steven, us too.

We are an Arts University and so are more or less all visual people. Most library systems use the Dewey Decimal system which is a great and very precise tool but it is not visual. We are provided with a 6-7 digit decimal just to find our book.

With that being said, I thought for my project I would create a new library system. Let users know what book they want before they even enter the library and so when they do they can simply use the new library app to locate their book using an augmented reality and GPS function.

Library Project for Arts University Bournemouth from Steven O’Neil on Vimeo.

We just wish this was a reality!

Tune in next week for our exclusive interview with Steven, and in the mean time check out his website:

Steven O’Neil on Behance

Twitter: @anevensteven_

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