Pen and interaction
The bachelor thesis examines alternative ways of interacting with the pen as an input tool. In the search for natural input possibilities, analog pen handling and user context requirements were combined.
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
The design of the interaction principles of digital pen systems is almost exclusively based on the "point & click" principle and the convention of mouse interaction. However, this rarely corresponds to the learned analog handling. There are few systems in which sensor technology, software and interaction are harmoniously combined.
The pen prototype is equipped with a pressure-sensitive tip, a scroll wheel, a pressure-sensitive grip, tilt and rotation sensors and a rotary control at the end of the pen.
To examine the results, a pen prototype was developed that combines several functions: pressure-sensitive tip, scroll wheel, pressure-sensitive grip, tilt and rotation sensors and a rotary control at the end of the pen. The prototype was tested in a specially programmed demonstration application as well as in existing software.