Up to now, Environs has been made public (hcm-lab.de/environs) and open source (hcm-lab.de/git/environs/environs) and the most important concepts as well as design rationales have been published in the proceedings of the EICS conference in 2014.
Potential usage examples have been presented and discussed, e.g. in the domain of Internet of Things (ITS 2014, Dresden) or collaborative visualization of energy consumptions (INTERACT 2015, Bamberg).
In order to further promote Environs and discuss the applicability of the concepts behind, the Environs framework has been submitted and (fortunately) accepted for discussion in workshops at the Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces conference in Madeira, Portugal, 14.th – 18.th November 2015.
–> Interact 2015 conference
–> Cross-Surface: Workshop on Interacting with Multi-Device Ecologies in the Wild
—-> A Framework Towards Challenges and Issues of Multi-Surface Environments
–> Shared Infrastructures for Tangible Tabletops & Interactive Surfaces
Environs enables real-time streaming of sensor data from mobile (or desktop) devices to other connected devices employing the low latency infrastructure of Environs. In order to show how to do this, we have added the project SensorData to the examples applications.
As of release 0.8.7, the examples demonstrate how to enable the different kind of supported sensor data (accelerometer, magnetic field, gyroscope, and calculated orientation) and also how to get notified through an observer as well as visualizing the data similar to an oscilloscope.
Currently, there are examples for the Android and OSX platform as shown in the images below. Implementation of the examples for iOS and Windows will follow soon.
Environs has been accepted for a workshop at the Interact 2015 conference in Bamberg for publication, 15.th September 2015.
–> Interact 2015 conference
–> Workshop on Fostering Smart Energy Applications
Dang, Chi-Tai, Masoodian, M., and André, E.,
Private Focus Portals to Shared Energy Visualizations.
Adjunct Conference Proceedings of INTERACT 2015,
INTERACT Workshop on Fostering Smart Energy Applications,
FSEA 2015 (Bamberg, Germany, 15 September),
University of Bamberg Press, To appear.
The first part of a tutorial on howto conceptualize, design, and realize a simple chat application using the Environs framework has been written and published: -> ChatApp Tutorial
This may only of interesest to you if you’re a (n interaction) designer.. However, … first part done… 😀
As of today, the project page of Environs got online and is well prepared for the EICS conference in Rome.
Environs was developed so as to enable research for my PhD thesis within. It enables simple and efficient implementations of distributed applications and user interfaces for multi display environments. Have a look at the project page http://hcm-lab.de/environs