Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guides

iPad apps

One of the world's leading travel guide series A Screengrab from the running app Designing an interactive and visual language for a new platform Two images of the app running on a tablet A person using the app on a tablet

About the project

Dorling Kindersley are producers of Eyewitness Travel, one of the world’s leading travel guide series. Cogapp worked with DK to provide Eyewitness Travel with a new outlet on the iPad – a device that could have been designed to showcase its trademark visual appeal.

Starting with the Eyewitness Guide to Paris, we worked with DK to design a new interactive and visual language for the guides and to devise a publishing process that turns the content of the books into the contents of an app with minimal manual intervention. There are now nine different Eyewitness Travel city guide apps available in the App Store.

The DK Eyewitness Paris iPad app was selected as an Official Honouree for the Travel Category in the 15th Annual Webby Awards in 2011.



"Working with the Cogapp team was an incredibly positive experience. Being flexible, energetic and insightful, they made a real effort to understand the specifics of our content and pulled out all the stops in making our truly 'best in class' apps."

Peter Buckley, Digital Publisher at DK, a part of the Penguin Group

Key services

  • Graphic Design
  • Special Technologies
  • Usability Testing
  • User Experience