A “mouse driver” for Anoto Pens
In addition to our project “Shared Design Space” a mouse emulator for Microsoft Windows® was implemented. This emulator allows users to work with any Windows application using an Anoto® pen on our large-screen tabletop setup.
We also created a tangible toolbar for the use with Adobe Photoshop CS2®. By simply triggering keyboard shortcuts when tapping on the menu’s icons, the users can switch between different tools in Photoshop. This novel interface allows users to create hand-drawn paper toolbars for any application which uses keyboard shortcuts within a few minutes. The disposable interface can easily be created for each single task and safes screen estate when hiding the virtual toolbars.