It’s hard to beat a pen or pencil on paper, but architect David Craig and Dublin Design Studio are making an attempt. ArchDaily reports that the team has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter for Scriba—a stylus designed to make sketching on tablets more natural than ever.
With input from illustrators, designers, architects, animators, and artists, the team developed a stylus that “avoids the traditional approach to styluses, realizing that a digital tool should do more than emulate pens or pencils,” the article says.
The result is an ergonomic body that curves in a loop with a hollow middle. No buttons means the user controls line weights and program functions with their grip, just like any non-digital drawing or writing device.
Countless 3D-printed prototypes were tested, and Scriba’s final design was found to reduce the user’s fatigue.
The device itself was also built to last, with a battery life of 35 days of constant use, or six months on standby.