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1. (WO2001031519) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/031519    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2000/001282
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 21 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B41J 2/175
B41J 2/21
B41J 13/10
B42C 9/00
H04N 1/32
H04N 1/327
Applicants: SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY. LTD.
SILVERBROOK, Kia
LAPSTUN, Paul
LAPSTUN, Jacqueline, Anne
Inventors: SILVERBROOK, Kia
LAPSTUN, Paul
LAPSTUN, Jacqueline, Anne
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN
Abstract:
The invention concerns a system and method for enabling graphic design by means of a computer system. Employing the invention involves the use of one or more forms capable of interacting with a computer system or network, each form comprising sheet material such as paper which has coded data printed on it and which allows it to interact with the computer system by use of a sensing device operated by a user. Specifically, the method includes the steps of printing on demand, on a surface, a form containing information relating to a graphic design activity, and at the same time as printing said information, printing on the surface coded data indicative of an identity of the form and of at least one reference point of the form, receiving, in a computer system, indicating data from a sensing device regarding the identity of the form and a position of the sensing device relative to the form, the sensing device, when placed in an operative position relative to the form, sensing the indicating data using at least some of the coded data, and identifying, in the computer system and from the indicating data, at least one parameter relating to the graphic design activity. The invention can be employed by a user to create and edit graphic images, either by means of a single computer, or by way of operation over a network.