Cutting Edge
MeetPen
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Cutting Edge
MeetPen
A tool for the remote-working creative powerhouse, MeetPen is a three-in-one drawing tool that serves as a ballpoint pen, a mouse input, and when on a video call, an air drawing stylus. Draw over your video feed like a whiteboard! With the recent global trend toward hybrid/remote work, it's harder than ever to communicate gestural and analogical body language. Between gallery view brainstorming sessions and sharing screens, a designer’s face in this workflow is minimized. The designer’s ability to grab attention is reduced; their facial and body expressions are no longer visible. MeetPen brings the designer back into the discussion, encouraging everyone to turn on their cameras, draw over their video feed, and create a whiteboard larger than the sum of its parts. Moreover, raising the MeetPen highlights the edge of their video, intuitively signaling for their colleagues' attention. MeetPen achieves this through marker-based tracking and an LED built into the tip of the pen, communicating with a plug-in for your favorite calling software. When out of the call, MeetPen is a standard pen and serves as a pen-mouse for digital note-taking. Bring the designer back into the picture with MeetPen.
2023
Braeden Bihag
Industrial Design & Technology BA