Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s
award winning Literary Magazine, Threshold, was produced for both print and electronic format this past Spring of 2013. With the guidance and direction of Jostens representative, Jason Baranowski and Threshold Senior Editor editor, Naomi Naik the team transformed the Spring 2013 printed edition of Threshold into free flowing touch screens for the iPad4.
Using InDesign CS6 and the app/plug-in, Mag+, the Threshold staff leveraged Adobe’s powerful design software to repurpose its print layouts and spur students to interact with literary magazine content. The interactive environment opens up opportunities for students (and others around the world if the app is launched globally) to engage with the artists and their work represented in the magazine.
New potential is abound in how Lit Magazine content is created and expressed in the newest mobile platforms. Thomas Jefferson’s Threshold staff is embracing it.