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Hi Patrick, these are great thoughts. I ultimately think you may have to implement a few of them to see which one works the best in practice, but once this is determined I think we should definitely standardize on one.

If we do use the "fixed mapping" principle, I think it will be key to define a visual in the HIG that represents the "tablet mapped area" on the screen. For example, a box with a particular dashed outline.

The idea that drawing always starts at the mouse cursor also sounds interesting to me!

By the way, do you have any code which could be hacked into Colors! at the moment? I would love to see the PenTablet working in the program, even if it is a hack. Same question with respect to the GlideSensor.

Also, the Colors! source code is now in GIT at if you have any changes you want to commit.

wade 13:45, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

Thanks Wade. I have actually implemented a prototype that lets me play around with the different modes, and I'm planning on doing an informal user study in the next couple of weeks. I should have indicated that on the main page. And yes, I have code that could be hacked into Colors!. I'll get in touch with you. -- pdubroy 16:46, 3 April 2008 (EDT)