The Amanda Project

The Amanda Project is the story of Amanda Valentino, told through an interactive website and book series for readers aged 13 & up. On the website, readers are invited to become a part of the story as they help the main characters search for Amanda.

From the Happy Cog site: The writing-focused social media network is designed and written as if by characters from the Amanda novels, and encourages readers to enter the novels’ world by joining the search for Amanda, following clues and reading passages that exist only online, and ultimately helping to shape the course of the Amanda narrative across eight novels.

Wireframe sample from homepage

Because the content is written both by the characters and by readers and users of the site, characters must reflect the personality, tastes, and priorities of the fictional characters, and the architecture and flow had to suppor that. The user pages and profile pages had to be consistent with the rest of the site.

Homepage comp

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Work

  • W.W.Norton & Company
  • Eye Magazine
  • Theme Magazine
  • Maryland Institute of College Art

About Liz

Danzico is part designer, part educator, and full-time dog owner. She traces the roots of her craft back to her parents. According to Liz, "Growing up at least a little information architect gave me an organizational advantage over my friends.” More