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WORKSTATION: Morpholio Trace 2.0

You can use Morpholio Trace 2.0 to quickly sketch design ideas over photos, like this one of downtown Bloomington, Indiana. Credit: Lohren Deeg.

From the May 2014 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine.

The design process will always feature pen and trace—at least to some extent. But there’s an assortment of apps coming on the market to try to dethrone the old tools designers use for ideation. Morpholio Trace 2.0, developed for the iPad, is currently your best bet for quick sketching and layering with its breadth of capabilities geared to designers. As project schedules tighten aggressively and clients’ delivery expectations keep rising, Trace 2.0 offers dependable ways to improve efficiency, clarity, and communication throughout the design process. You can use it to dash off a concept, illustrate an image, or add markups to drawings, and then show anyone the latest version of your work.

The Trace 2.0 app comes from the Morpholio Project, which began in 2011 as the brainchild of five designers and academics concerned with how technology, devices, and social media are shaping the creative process. Their thinking is that designers should share their knowledge to help guide the evolution of the digital experience, given that there will be something like 75 billion mobile Internet connections worldwide by 2020, according to a 2013 report by Morgan Stanley. (more…)

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