Typeset text via keyboard text input is still mostly confined to rigid, linear textboxes, while freeform written text from a stylus or pen and paper is slower and harder to read and re-use in new contexts. I created a prototype on the Microsoft Surface that combined the best properties of both of these worlds: quick, searchable and readable input with expressive layout. I was heavily inspired by my own paper notes. As of September 2010, I am studying notes people make during creative work to motivate design of further prototypes.
I was interviewed about this project on CBC Radio’s Spark. Listen here.