Polymorphic letters: Transforming pen movements to extend written expression

Andrea Taylor, Zoltan Foley-Fisher, Carol Strohecker

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Abstract

We are developing a digital writing tool, Polymorphic Letters (PL), to investigate hand and pen movements as they may extend and enrich expression in written language. PL recognizes individual letters and associated spatial, temporal and pressure qualities of pen movements. The system maps these features to typography and colour variables, creating lively representations on-screen. Writers will use the tool in learning environments emphasizing the role of personal expressions. We explore style and voice as they pertain to expressions through hand, pen, and words, and describe the rationale for PL, its iterative design, and next steps based on writers' and readers' experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI'05 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'05
Pages1825-1828
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2005 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2005Apr 7 2005

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2005
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period4/2/054/7/05

Keywords

  • Constructionist learning
  • Expressive typography
  • Multimodal communication
  • Pen-based interface

Cite this

Taylor, A., Foley-Fisher, Z., & Strohecker, C. (2005). Polymorphic letters: Transforming pen movements to extend written expression. In CHI'05 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'05 (pp. 1825-1828). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1056808.1057032