Our focus should be pen AND touch, not pen OR touch
Let’s not forget about the importance of pen
Active reading: writing, sketching, doodling, attaching things with sticky-notes
Reading content and repurposing it into your workflow
Reading is not a pure consumption activity
The pen is a tool that expresses and amplifies thought
Crowd sourcing documents
Why has pen failed?
It’s like writing with a brick
We haven’t focused on the integration piece – how it works with touch, etc.
We are not simply right or left handed, we use BOTH hands
We need pen + touch
Digital Drafting Table — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sTgLYH8qWs
Pen – writes; Touch manipulates (ie: zoom page with non-dominant hand)
Grab post-it with one hand and be writing with the other hand at the same time
Pen – touch – pen interactions is the way to go
InkSeine with Microsoft Surface – Inking to search results seamlessly
InkSeine: Find Your Stuff With Ink — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW1PGq4_7eI
Research: Marking menus
Dual Screens (ie: Pad for writing notes off to the sides)
Codex: A Dual Screen Tablet Computer — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFpaWi1SESQ&list=UUErDtYfx0FOWhDxnTymNyGw&index=10
Design for lightweight gathering of encountered information by minimizing transaction costs wherever possible.
To switch between modes, go to menus, etc interrupts the workflow
“The stylus, differentiated from touch, is critical to the desired workflow”
Reading for work: not a linear process. It’s not simply read a page, flip, read a page. I flip around, take notes, go from one document to another. Problem: this is not well supported with current technology or eReaders.
Paper is good for these types of activities because each piece of paper is it’s separate display. I can look at multiple things at the same time
Can a device with multiple screens make working across multiple devices a more viable option?
Look at the slate
People create stacks of documents for organization.
Multi-Slate Reading Interactions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86YFHVTgtRo
(can even save a stack on slate; stacks are how we organize )
Connection to dropbox / slate
Reading is not a linear process
Creation around content is a rich and chaotic process
This workflow encompasses a broad set of activities
Collaboration also needs more focus
Tech first à a fractured frontier
We need to focus on a creative workflow served by technology
Research: MathPad and hands on math