Speaker François Guimbretière, Hod Lipson, and Ken Hinckley
Affiliation HCIL, University of Maryland; Microsoft Research
Date recorded 19 July 2005
Digital Ink is a new, rich data type linked to a powerful underlying Tablet PC API that enables many functions previously difficult, impossible, or simply unavailable to computer users. The applications and research directions examined in this session of the 2005 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit represent the latest thinking and efforts to reduce the gap between the digital world and the paper world, open up entirely new metaphors for expression and gestures for collaboration, and provide innovative 3-D drawing paradigms, among other capabilities.
Ken Hinckley and François Guimbretière discuss a number projects they have worked on both separately and together. These include, but are not limited to:
They also discuss other projects, such as PapierCraft and HoverWidgets, and the latest work with CrossY, a crossing-based drawing application.
Hod demos his very powerful, intuitive, and easy-to-use design tool, 3D Accelerator, which enables a robust array of capabilities for designing three-dimensional objects, and which allows rapid, intuitive prototyping of design ideas that can then be reality-tested—interactively and in real time.
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