The lockdowns of 2020 forced many designers out of their studios and into makeshift home offices. As a result, they needed to adapt to new ways of working, often away from their colleagues.

Some design disciplines were easier to migrate to home working than others. The inherent tactility and materiality of product design meant being outside of the studio posed a challenge to many.

For Oluwaseyi Sosanya and Daniela Paredes, the circumstances posed by lockdown reaffirmed the relevance of their Gravity Sketch invention. The virtual reality (VR) powered suite of tools and software, initially launched in 2018, is designed to allow cross-disciplinary teams to collaborate remotely and ease designers’ dependence on pen and paper.

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