Livescribe Pen / was: User Research: Three user groups, five hours. What would you do?

4 Feb 2009 - 12:22am
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Chauncey Wilson
2007

Hi Eva,I've been using the Pulse pen since it came out and find the pen and
the software quite good. I used it at our user conference and even gave it
to some users so they could describe something to me while they drew
diagrams. I found the sound fine and there are some adjustments for
sensitivity and a special mike that you wear. I like that you can use codes
to note where there was something useful. The software allows you to speed
up the sound which is helpful and since you can bookmark or code good stuff,
the pen is quite useful and efficient. The company is continually improving
the software and I believe you can now print your own paper on a laser
printer. There is a version for the Mac as well as the PC. I've been
experimenting with pen based systems for probably 15 years and this is the
first one that is truly useful. You can buy them on sale at Target for $179
and buy nice looking black notebooks - lined or unlined.

Chauncey

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Marijke Rijsberman <
marijke at interfacility.com> wrote:

> Yes. The automatic coding of the recording to the notes makes it completely
> worth it, even if the audio quality is disappointing.
>
> Marijke
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Kaniasty
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> Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Livescribe Pen / was: User Research: Three user
> groups, five hours. What would you do?
>
> Anyone else use the livescribe pen? Looks like pretty cool
> technology. Is it worth the $$?
>
> -eva
>
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4 Feb 2009 - 6:34am
Michael Carvin
2009

I can second everything Chauncey said. It's been a great help as a "second
memory" when my note-taking skills aren't quite up to snuff. However,
today's going to be my first time recording a phone call with it, so I'll
report back on that.
One thing I've found particularly helpful, at least using the Mac version of
the desktop app, was the ability to export the audio as AAC and the pages as
PDF. With a little bit of workflow, I'm able to transfer notes + audio to
another team member and help alleviate any "tribal knowledge" challenges
which might crop up. Ideally, I'll refine the workflow enough to be able to
integrate it with Evernote and its OCR capabilities.

I've also been using the 1GB version since I got it back in August, and
haven't come close to running out of space.

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 12:22 AM, Chauncey Wilson
<chauncey.wilson at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Eva,I've been using the Pulse pen since it came out and find the pen and
> the software quite good. I used it at our user conference and even gave it
> to some users so they could describe something to me while they drew
> diagrams. I found the sound fine and there are some adjustments for
> sensitivity and a special mike that you wear. I like that you can use
> codes
> to note where there was something useful. The software allows you to speed
> up the sound which is helpful and since you can bookmark or code good
> stuff,
> the pen is quite useful and efficient. The company is continually
> improving
> the software and I believe you can now print your own paper on a laser
> printer. There is a version for the Mac as well as the PC. I've been
> experimenting with pen based systems for probably 15 years and this is the
> first one that is truly useful. You can buy them on sale at Target for
> $179
> and buy nice looking black notebooks - lined or unlined.
>
> Chauncey
>
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Marijke Rijsberman <
> marijke at interfacility.com> wrote:
>
> > Yes. The automatic coding of the recording to the notes makes it
> completely
> > worth it, even if the audio quality is disappointing.
> >
> > Marijke
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of Eva
> > Kaniasty
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 9:23 AM
> > To: discuss at ixda.org
> > Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Livescribe Pen / was: User Research: Three user
> > groups, five hours. What would you do?
> >
> > Anyone else use the livescribe pen? Looks like pretty cool
> > technology. Is it worth the $$?
> >
> > -eva
> >
> > xda.org/help
> >
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> > List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
> >
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
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