D:Scribe is a digital fountain pen designed by Reuben Png, a student of New South Wales University, that will allow you to send email messages and SMS from paper. All you have to do is write down the message by using the keyboard or keypad, whatever you name it, and circle the name of the person to send it in a more personalized way of communicating. You can access the previously written messages through a computer since the pen records everything you write. To express your thoughts freely, this device allows messaging through sketches which can convey your message beyond your words.
The human touch in communication is easily lost in today’s digital age. Hindrances to communication can include the interface of buttons, screens and keyboards. D:Scribe enables users to communicate with others in a way that comes most naturally, through handwriting.
D:Scribe uses a high quality writing nib befitting that of a precision writing instrument, as opposed to current digital ballpoint pens on the market. The nib can be rotated to suit the user’s handwriting grip style. The optical sensor beneath the nib is in a central position, as opposed to current digital ballpoint pens. As such the centred scanner is much more effective.
SMS and email messages are sent via bluetooth to a mobile phone or computer, without the user having to take out his/her mobile phone. In a social context, this is perceived to be a less anti-social activity than pressing buttons on a mobile phone to text someone.
Designer : Reuben Png