Using different hand grips to expand the versatility of a digital pen

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Anyone who’s used a pen with a tablet appreciates how precisely the instrument allows them to write, draw, and manipulate objects. A pen is natural input device, one that’s much more nuanced than a mouse or touchpad. Despite its precision and ease of use, many tablet applications still need menus, buttons, and widgets for a user to switch between tools, to set their attributes, and to issue commands.

This is where pen input can cease to be an advantage, explains Professor Daniel Vogel, a member of the Cheriton School of Computer Science’s Human–Computer Interaction Group. Read the full story.

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