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MATE / Textbook Design Solution


MATE is a design solution for this situation of textbook scarcity in less developed countries and areas. The solution is dividing textbooks into two parts: Graphic-books and Text-books. Graphic-books are larger scaled books for share where only graphics are printed on quality paper. Text-books are smaller scaled books for individuals in which only text is printed on less quality paper. This way, graphics can be printed in larger sizes and in a higher quality to be shared in a group and reused in the future. The Text-books cost much less than normal books so it ensures that every student owns their own Text-books.


Art Center College of Design

Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, United States

Yanhui Ban,
Art Center College of Design

Hengbo Zhang,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wenxi Qi,
Rochester Institute of Technology