Join the “Tools and Methods for Creating Interactive Artifacts” Studio at TEI 2014

In the context of the meSch project, Thomas Kubitza, Norman Pohl, Tilman Dingler, Albrecht Schmidt, Daniela Petrelli, and Nick Dulake are organizing a studio at TEI 2013, the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction on February 16th. The studio entitled “Tools and Methods for Creating Interactive Artifacts” is open to everyone interested.

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Studio summary

Many embedded platforms that support the creation of interactive smart objects have become available over the last years. ArduinoRaspberry Pielectric impmbed,MSP430, and .NET Gadgeteer are examples of hardware platforms with very different properties and capabilities. In order to make interactive artifacts additional sensors, actuators, and networking elements are available for the different platforms. Additionally there are different software environments and development tools that support developers in creating custom applications for embedded systems. It is apparent that one size does not fit all and that choosing the right platform and tools is an important step towards an effective solution.

In this TEI2014 studio we first provide an overview of available platforms and tools that allow developers to create novel and tangible interactive systems. We will present and discuss developing environments, with a specific focus on browser based programming tools and social coding. In a second step we will have 2 hands-on sessions, where in each we use a different platform and create an initial functional prototype. The aim is to provide the participants with an overview of existing embedded development tools suitable for creating interactive artifacts and to provide some hands on-experience with different new platforms.

More information and registration

Find the details of the studio on the studio website: http://teistudio14.hcilab.org. Please register via the TEI conference website. During the registration process you can select which workshop you want to attend.

See also the event TEI 2014 on the meSch website: http://mesch-project.eu/events/tei-2014/