Created by Nicolas Nahornyj at ECAL (Bachelor Media & Interaction Design), Lazy Pen is an attempt to combine the practical side of computer-based word processing with the emotional aspect of one's handwriting. The tool allows the user to distort the typeface as they write, using the moving palettes placed beneath their palms. The goal is to be able to produce one's own typography in real time, thus offering a more personal touch.
The installation is presented as a desk with two parts to it: a removable recessed block (black) and a solid desk with two trestles with a drawer for the computer a hidden away. MacBook Pro with custom built application sits inside the desk while the 3d-printed components user operates with his hands protrude through the removable keyboard block. This mecanism transform the vertical an horizontal movements into kneecap movements.