Multi-touch Table Development Workshop
Note: Dates have been changed to Wed 4th and Thu 5th June 2014
The do.collaboration team will be offering a free 2 day course for West Midlands developers who are interested in learning how to develop apps for multi-user multi-touch tables. It will provide practical instruction and advice on how to design code and deliver touch table experiences.
The course will be delivered by the do.collaboration technical development team, who have a wide range of specialist expertise in the field of digital museums, the computer games industry and human computer interaction. As part of the Digital Heritage Demonstrator project, they have recently delivered touch table experiences at the Hive in Worcestershire, the new "Birmingham, it's People, it's Histories" gallery and the Staffordshire Hoard gallery for the Birmingham Museums Trust and are soon to launch a touch table at the opening of the new Library of Birmingham.
While the course will partially focus on heritage and cultural applications, the skills learned will be completely transferable to a wide range of commercial sectors.
Throughout the 2 days there will be practical coding exercises as well as various hands on activities, demonstrations and opportunities to ask advice from the team.
Some of the topics covered will include:
Introduction to touch table hardware
Usability issues relating to multi-touch, gestures and 360
Software development tools and libraries:
HTML 5 authoring
Testing, deployment and evaluation
The course will take place on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th June at the Chowen and Garfield Weston Foundation Digital Prototyping Hall. Places will be strictly limited.
Chowen and Garfield Weston Foundation Prototyping Hall, Ground Floor, ERI Building
University of Birmingham, Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston
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We are located in the ERI building, off Pritchatts Road in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Our nearest pay and display car park is the North Car Park on the opposite side of the road. If you put our post code into a satellite navigation system, it will direct you to the University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus. You can access printable directions and a map by going to our University web page at www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/hclh/contact/index.aspx.