Modern sensor-equipped mobile devices, personal computers, and other off-the-shelf sensing and computing platforms are sufficiently advanced to support cross-device and tangible interactions with digital media. However, building such interactive experiences is hindered by the complexity of setting up and managing the underlying communication and limited tools to explore the opportunities and challenges of these new modes of interaction. In this workshop, we present the Responsive Ecologies Toolkit (RE/Tk), a cross-platform development environment that provides tools to ease the prototyping of cross-device and tangible applications. Participants will be introduced to key concepts in cross-device and tangible interactions in the first sessions. Participants will then learn the workflow and features supported by RE/Tk. In the second session, participants will design and develop cross-device and tangible experiences of increasing complexity, using devices at hand, within the RE/Tk environment. We expect participants to explore and understand different modalities of interaction within cross-device environments.
Note: If you are interested in participating in this workshop please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a half-day remote participation workshop. In the first part of the workshop, we will introduce key concepts in cross-device interactions and tangible interactions within responsive ecologies as well as the theoretical framework of RE/Tk. In the second part of the workshop, the participants will get an opportunity to familiarize with the toolkit and build custom interacive experiences.
Suggested preparations for the workshop: Aside from your desktop/laptop, you can have a mobile device handy to try out our toolkit.
We will add further details and instructions for the workshop cloer to the workshop date.