It’s National Handwriting Day
– a day dedicated to the art and practice of handwriting.
This day reminds us of the importance of handwriting in increasingly digital times. As we welcome the conveniences of modern technology, one can forget the timeless art of handwriting. The Digital Stationery Consortium, at the forefront of this mission, is committed to blend tradition with technology to ensure the importance of handwriting.
National Handwriting Day encourages us to reflect on the history and personal touch associated with handwritten notes, letters, and documents. Handwriting is not just a way of conveying information; it is a form of self-expression that shows an individual’s personality and emotions.
It’s a tribute to the beauty of handwritten communication, emphasizing its enduring significance in our fast-paced, digital world.
The Digital Stationery Consortium’s Mission:
In times where we mostly use keyboards and touchscreens, the Digital Stationery Consortium knows it’s important to keep handwriting special. That’s why many of our members are committed to a superior handwriting experience with digital pen, ink and paper, giving the touch and feel of the analogue word while integrating digital benefits with an offering of products that support digital writing, for example, with a digital pen.
The Consortium, made up of technology and stationery companies working together, wants to connect the traditional way of writing with the new digital methods and digital solutions. They aim to make sure the beauty of handwriting integrates well into the digital world.
The Digital Stationery Consortium is a network of global industry and thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and academics with a shared interest in smart digital stationary solutions. We connect different industries, institutions, perspectives, and requirements.
If this sounds interesting and you would like to become a part of DSC, we would love to hear from you!
As we celebrate National Handwriting Day today, we are excited to announce that we have been working on a Scientific Knowledge Base on the topic of digital handwriting.
The Scientific Knowledge Base
In the digitalization age in which we find ourselves, with the ever-growing availability of digital tools for every area of our everyday lives and the development of various digital writing aids, discussing the relevance of handwriting and its future is important. Especially in the educational context, handwriting and digital influence are in the center of many, sometimes controversial debates:
- Which challenges are associated with learning and using handwriting for educational purposes today?
- Is it important to preserve handwriting?
- What could be the consequences if it becomes extinct?
- How is handwriting perceived in digitalization context:
- What are the advantages/disadvantages in analogue vs. digital writing for education?
- Could digital tools offer suitable support for handwriting?
- What is the future of handwriting in a digital world?
The purpose of the Scientific knowledge base, carried out by the Schreibmotorik Institut e.V. in Germany, is to give an overview of what we know about handwriting, not just in past context, but also with regard to present and future aspects.
More than 150 international scientific sources have been scanned and compromised in a compendium to offer scientific insights to these questions and to the subject of handwriting in the digital age from different perspectives (physiological, cognitive and didactical, past, present and futuristic). It aims to identify opportunities, problems and needs concerning analogue and digital writing with a focus on the field of future education; from preschoolers to students in higher education.
This scientific knowledge base is free for all members! If you are interested in becoming a member, get in touch with us today.
We would love to hear from you!