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SXSW 2018

The Pen is Mightier than the Laptop

In a world of ubiquitous devices, most things we consume and use to communicate are digitized, but it’s a far more personal process when we write by hand, imprinting our memories onto a physical document. (Your childhood diary wouldn’t be the same in a Google Doc!) Despite our digital world, it’s essential to stay in touch with handwritten forms and recognize their power. We’re bringing it back to analog and analyzing the power of the original form of communication: handwritten visualization.

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  1. Why should I trust a physical pen instead of digital note taking?
  2. Does writing things down help with memory and retention?
  3. Is a 'paperless' world actually feasible - and is it really better?


  • YuYu Schatz, Interaction Designer, FJORD


YuYu Schatz, Interaction Designer, Fjord

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Design
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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