hi! This looks really great; thanks for pulling this together. The things you have outlined are really useful in thinking about how we could go about approaching this. A couple initial thoughts:
- Branding/Labeling: I think it is important to make it clear that this tool is particularly of use for the those who need/want to read stuff offline. To me, "Read Later" doesn't necessarily signify that, but it could. I don't have a solution, but I want to make sure we are thinking about this and making sure it is clear. (Maybe this requires some research, see point 3.)
- Functionality': I really like the new way it is all laid out! This is SO much cleaner than the current process, which, to be honest, I even at times navigate. One thing I would suggest adding to your wireframe is the epub/mobi functionality, which I think is important to offer. Also, for the "Reading List," it would be useful to have the option of sorting the article list alphabetically, too. I know for me as a user this would be important.
- Research: The one gap that we really need to work on is knowing if this might be of impact. On the tracking side of PP, it is imperative that we at a minimum know the traffic and downloads that are being directed towards the collections extension, which currently isn't a system that is easily in place. This way we can see if changes are actually making an impact. On the UX research, do we know if these new designs would resonate with individuals? Would they be easier to use? I'm not sure if you did any research like this prior to launching the initial book creator, but I think it is really worth investing in this upfront so that we can truly ensure that this feature would be most helpful - for as you mention in the piece up front, we know that people WANT this tool!
Thanks again for all this, Christoph! Great work to you and your team; I truly believe this could make an impact on a lot of minds!