adjusting the layout so that it would fit with the fold. however white space is rather uneven, making it look very weird. 

trying it on landscape but it’s even worse. widened the margins on the side to help balance the white space.

Other than taking away the words we didn’t understand, we tried to highlight those words.  
‘Cause sometimes when you come across sth that’s new/unfamiliar/strange/out of place, you tend to go back it or hover over it. We picked those words/phrases out from the text, and covered everything else. By using a simple gate fold, you first only see the selected words/phrase. Only when you open the fold, then you’ll see the whole text and get to understand what it is. 

We took it further and did our final outcome by having multiple folds. We overlaid each fold on top of each other so that they are in a way intertwined. We took out different words/phrases on each layer so that as you flip open each fold, you’ll see more and more text. It’s also another way of presenting how we read the paragraph again and again until we finally got to understand the meaning of it.  

An interactive book design, readers have to tear apart the pages to read on, hence having to participate and engage in the process/ journey of narration. A creative approach of using french folds/ perforated pages to enhance interactivity.

Workshop on folding and format

I did a little experiment and created a fold by making changes to the concertina fold. It’s not too user-friendly or logical though. I might explore more into the book fold and my own invented fold to see if I could incorporate Irma Boom’s unconventional style/ hidden boldness into the format.