Excited about participation in the Co-Design Roundtable at the Human-Centred Cognitive Assistance Lab of the University of Bremen.

—   http://hcc.uni-bremen.de/codesign2017/roundtable

Just wondered how we approach environmental psychology, visual perception, and design in terms of everyday behaviors of home inhabitants…

Oh, and the roundtable is just part of a larger international initiative that tries to look beyond what we know about cognition and design (http://hcc.uni-bremen.de/codesign2017/)… Surely of interest for many disciplines…

On 9.12.2016, (after several years of research and work) I successfully defended my dissertation “Tabletop Interaction Beyond Touch – Interaction On, Above, Around, and Across Surfaces” 🙂

The doctoral hat was waaaay to big (as you may have seen if you already have had a glimpse on the facebook post). However, it was equipped with quite a lot electronics (“under the hat”) and “interesting” functions and they still work… 😉

Facebook: HCM-Lab post

Today we’re releasing Environs version 0.9.9.3 with some bug fixes.

  • Updated: Debug exception handling
  • Added: Limit Mediator max sendqueue items to 6000
  • Updated: Disposal of DeviceBase.UdpListener
  • Fixed: Crash in native layer due to (race condition in) device management list item access through DeviceBase
  • Added: string class to Tracer for debugging

Have a look at the CHANGELOG.md for an exhaustive list of changes.

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