I can't decide on which type of interactive book I'd like to create. I'm deciding between 2 ideas, and they're rather different genres.
Option 1: Cookbook
My aunt recently put together a cookbook of my Nana's recipes. I feel that the audience for this would be more for family members, due to the sentimental value of the recipes. However, it could also be available for anyone interested in them. I feel it would be innovative because I want to include memories and/or interviews of my family members. I'd want to include stories from Nana about where she got the recipes. To be honest, I don't know where they're all from. It would be a way to learn more about the recipes I grew up eating whenever I visited Nana and Grandpa.
I like the idea of also including videos. These could include family members talking about the recipes and/or memories attached with them. Videos and/or multiple images could be included with each step of the recipe, especially when certain baking/cooking techniques are being applied.
Challenges I foresee with this project involve the audience. It seems rather small since it focuses on my family. I would also want to include interviews of my Nana, but I also see several problems with this. She lives in Cleveland, so traveling to see her may be an issue this semester. She also hates having her picture taken and/or being filmed. So as much as I like the cookbook idea, I'm sure that it is the best choice.
Option 2: Interactive Portfolio/Resume
Part of the requirement for our MAPC degree is to create a portfolio that showcases certain skills we've developed throughout the program. I very much like the idea of creating an interactive portfolio that showcases certain deliverables from the program. With this portfolio, I would also like to include reflections on the process I went through to create different items and which skills I learned doing each.
The audience for this would be prospective employers. Thus the end goal of the portfolio would be to show employers what I am capable of when creating an e-book and also showcase other skills that I've learned. I feel the innovation in this is how my portfolio is presented. It won't just be a resume. It won't just be a portfolio where I've put multiple things I've created. It will utilize a non-linear and interactive approach to my work and my thought process. I would hope this innovation is that it is not how other applicants present themselves.