Libby app is created by Overdrive to allows users to access resources through their local library. Libby offers access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more, hand-selected public libraries, all at no cost to the user. All that’s needed is a library card.

Libby’s current interface contains elements which are confusing and repetitive. Navigation icons are unfamiliar, lack hierarchy, and don’t prioritize users most common destinations. We want the radical accessibility of Libby to be reflected in a straightforward design with intentional clarity.

To achieve a simpler, more intuitive navigation panel, we will research similar reading and listening apps to catalog typical user flows. We will then apply the most common organizational systems to Libby’s content.
Our first priority was to map out a new organizational structure. We relocated items like account information, and current books to respective locations based on their importance and frequency of use, and we adopted labeled buttons to make the navigation quicker to recognize. These steps established familiarity in the layout by making it more similar to other similar products.