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1. The design of the book cover starts from a brief including the desired values. The peripheral display shows covers of similar books on the market, sorted according to color and composition.
How it could work: Bibliographic metadata are used to retrieve matching book covers. The layout of the display is driven by analysis of color distribution.
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2. The designers pick one of the existing covers from the wall to the tablet and start sketching on top of it. The display changes to a more typical mood board, showing inspirational images relating to the desired values.
How it could work: Selection of inspirational images is done by matching desired values with user-generated image metadata. The matching algorithm is based on semantic rather than mere lexical proximity.
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3. The sketching is now turning to the theme of flowers. The mood board reflects this orientation in its selection of inspirational images.
How it could work: Here, the tablet sketching app becomes a key source of input. A combination of shape matching and semantic analysis of metadata is used to select inspirational images pertaining to a specific visual theme.
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4. A first complete sketch of the new book cover is discussed.
How it could work: The user interface of the sketching app provides controls for moving visual content between tablet and display. Hence, the display not only serves as a peripheral and inspirational mood board, but sometimes as a surface for focal collaboration.

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