Stefanie Mueller, Patrick Baudisch
The invention of new input and output devices has been a longtime enabler of human-computer interaction research. In particular, a combination of analog-digital and digital-analog converters allowed us to replace analog solutions with digital solutions. For instance, the invention of 2D scanners/printers allowed ordinary people to create printed products, and similarly the invention of CD readers/writers allowed everyone to compose video and music in a simple digital editor without the use of expert analog tools. Insights One of the latest versions of this pattern is personal fabrication devices, also and especially in combination with scanners that digitize physical…
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