Technology Projects

Explore the Potential of a Pen and Mouse Pad-Sized Tablet Replacing a Mouse


Client wants to understand the practical considerations and receptivity of a range of computer users to the idea of using a small tablet and pen instead of a mouse.


Reach a wide range of computer users and provide adequate experience with the proposed alternative, to obtain a considered opinion on its viability.


Series of focus groups with computer users of varied abilities and needs. Participants had the opportunity to use the tablet and pen prior to the groups.


Discovered that a small percentage and specific type of participant found the alternative appealing, but that most did not. Identified the barriers to acceptance of a mouse alternative.

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Other digital pad projects to determine the potential of specific uses, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of new features and products.

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