For the past year now I’ve been working closely with CapiraTech, a company that provides access, knowledge and understanding through technology to public libraries. Their applications offer a personal look and feel, and even better, that patron-first experience. I met Mike Berse, one of CapiraTech’s founding members, in a previous job and was ecstatic when he came to me with the opportunity to work together again. He’s not only a genius (he was the company’s IT Director where I was the Senior Designer), but had the same drive as I to make it out on his own. I believed in his company’s vision of making technology not only more accessible for public libraries, but also completely customizable.
And that’s where I come in. Not having much experience with mobile design, I read through countless online tutorials and documents explaining industry standards, do’s and don’ts, and criteria. Mike also was a huge help in getting my initial designs off the ground. One of CapiraTech’s strongest selling points is that they allow each library to choose their design — which means I often present 2-3 initial designs and work until we all have a finalized concept.
Customizable aspects of these apps include:
- Color scheme
- Menu options
- Icon design
- Background designs
The first app I designed (White Plains Public Library) went off without a hitch, and we haven’t looked back since! CapiraTech is growing in leaps and bounds and I’m excited for the new opportunities it brings my way.
|White Plains Public Library
||Boone County Public Library
||Middle Country Public Library