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Challenge Summary

Welcome to Training Book Application Responsive Design Concepts Challenge. In this challenge, we would like to develop a web based application that will allow the user to go through a book in all devices like he is reading a real book where the user can flip the pages, highlight text and take notes, also the book can be interactive and show videos for the user.

Round 1

For your R1 deliverables please submit the following screens:
- Desktop, Tablet and Mobile (Landscape) screen sizes for:
0) Navigation
1) Login Page
2) Available Classes Page
3) View Book Page
- Readme.jpg: Provide notes about your submission.
- Make sure all pages have correct flow! Use correct file numbering. (00, 01, 02, 03)

Round 2

Final Design plus any Checkpoint feedback
- All required screen sizes for:
0) Navigation
1) Login Page
2) Available Classes Page
3) View Book Page
4) Feedback Page
- Readme.jpg: Provide notes about your submission.
- Make sure all pages have correct flow! Use correct file numbering. (00, 01, 02, 03)

Challenge Details:
The primary goal of this challenge is to design an application that would allow the users to view training books through a smart device or on desktop, this will allow the book to be interactive using videos, highlighting and writing notes.

We are looking for the [topcoder] design Community to help us with planning our new "user experience" (UX).

Supporting Documents:
- Training Book (GDME_Book_2014_LR.pdf), this is an example of PDF book used by the client.
- Branding guidelines (Branding Guidelines.pdf)

Design Concept Goals:
- The application should be easy to use.
- Want this to be iOS and Android mobile application; we would like the application look the same whether it is on iOS or Android device, basically it will be a web based application.
- The flow of the application should be easily adaptable for all of the different devices operating systems.

Required Screen Sizes:
- Desktop & Tablet (Landscape) page of size 1024px width and height as required.
- Tablet (Portrait) page of size 768px width and height as required.
- Mobile (Portrait) page of size 320px width and height as required.
- Mobile (Landscape) page of size 480px width and height as required.
Note: Make sure you create graphic in 'shape' format, so when resize for retina versions, graphic still look sharp! It will be great if you can provide the landscape version.

Suggested User Story (feel free to suggest or remove features)
- Ava wants to take a class about one of our gas detection equipment.
- Ava goes to class and there they ask her to open the mobile application
- Ava will login to the application using the username and password given to her when she registered for the class.
- Ava will select the class.
- Ava will be redirected to the book used in that class.
- Ava will have the ability to take notes, highlight text and view videos.
- Ava can send herself a PDF copy of the book with her notes and edits.
- Ava can provide feedback about the class by answering some questions.
For an example book used by this app, see the contest attachment GDME_Book_2014_LR.pdf

Storyboard Requirements:
- We would like you to suggest features/screens that this app should incorporate
0) Navigation:
- How does the user navigate this application?
- Include navigation that you think fits with this application
- Focus on the priority items and how things should be sized

1) Login Page
- The user will be able to enter username, password have a Login button.
- We also need a Forgot Password link.

2) Available Classes Page
- This should be a screen with large buttons that shows all the available classes.
- Once the user selects a class they will be redirected to that class book.

3) View Book Page:
- The user should be able to go through the book pages, and he will be able to:
-- Take annotation notes.
-- Highlight text.
-- View videos.
- At the bottom there should be chapter tabs that will allow the user to easily move between chapters rather than having to scroll to the page needed.
- By clicking through a simple button, the user should be able to send themselves a PDF copy of the book which contain the edits made.
- The user should be able to save all edits for later viewing on any other device.

4) Class Feedback Page:
- In this page the user can answer questions and provide feedback on their class experience.

- Keep things consistent; all graphic styles should work together.

Target Audience:
- Anyone that uses gas detection equipment.
- Technicians in the manufacturing and scientific fields.

Judging Criteria:
- User Experience.
- Cleanliness of your graphics and design.
- Desktop and mobile version.

Submission & Source Files:
Preview Image
Please create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024px JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi and place a screenshot of your submission within it.

Submission File
Submit JPG/PNG for your submission files.

Source Files
All original source files of the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Photoshop and saved as layered PSD file, or Adobe Illustrator as a layered AI file.

Final Fixes
As part of the final fixes phase you may be asked to modify your graphics (sizes or colors) or modify overall colors. We may ask you to update your design or graphics based on checkpoint feedback.

Please read the challenge specification carefully and watch the forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. It is important that you monitor any updates provided by the client or Studio Admins in the forums. Please post any questions you might have for the client in the forums.

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  • Upload your submission in three parts (Learn more here). Your design should be finalized and should contain only a single design concept (do not include multiple designs in a single submission).
  • If your submission wins, your source files must be correct and “Final Fixes” (if applicable) must be completed before payment can be released.
  • You may submit as many times as you'd like during the submission phase, but only the number of files listed above in the Submission Limit that you rank the highest will be considered. You can change the order of your submissions at any time during the submission phase. If you make revisions to your design, please delete submissions you are replacing.

Winner Selection

Submissions are viewable to the client as they are entered into the challenge. Winners are selected by the client and are chosen solely at the client's discretion.


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Your Design Files:

  1. Look for instructions in this challenge regarding what files to provide.
  2. Place your submission files into a "" file.
  3. Place all of your source files into a "" file.
  4. Declare your fonts, stock photos, and icons in a "Declaration.txt" file.
  5. Create a JPG preview file.
  6. Place the 4 files you just created into a single zip file. This will be what you upload.

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Fonts, Stock Photos, and Icons:

All fonts, stock photos, and icons within your design must be declared when you submit. DO NOT include any 3rd party files in your submission or source files. Read about the policy.


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Source files

  • Layered PSD files created in Adobe Photoshop or similar
  • AI files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar

You must include all source files with your submission.

Submission limit

5 submissions

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