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Inhabitat: What do you think Trace means for designers? Design education?

Morpholio: For at least the past decade, the role of the "hand" in the design world has been slightly demoted to a digitized process of simply inputting text and clicking a mouse. This process is a translation of human meaning into a mechanic behavior limiting the point of physical interaction, performance and thought.  Trace hopes to challenge this. It is about free thinking, building ideas and communicating, but also about redefining the role of the hand in technology. For designers, Trace should mean the ability to informally carry ideas forward where the focus is on the idea more than the digital input from which it is conveyed. Ultimately it is a tool like Trace that blurs the lines between practice and academia as well as idea and medium. Trace is not trying to be a drawing app, but an idea building app.

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