Sketching in Hardware 06 - "a summit on the design of/with physical computing toolkits" - has just finished.
SIH1 is a conversation about developing and using tools for prototyping intelligent devices, a weekend-long participatory sequel to the talk Matt Cottam and Mike Kuniavsky presented at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology conference this year ...With this gathering we aim to bring together a small group of people developing technology, designing products and experiences, or teaching industrial and interaction design with physical computing. The goal is to spend a weekend in a highly creative environment and discuss the ideas, methods, challenges and potential of toolkits designed for prototyping physical computing. It will be an opportunity for toolkit developers to talk to designers and educators who use their tools, for educators to meet with other educators and developers, and for designers to meet with the folks who make the hardware they use.
I helped Mike do some of the last-minute set up, so I feel a just a little bit more like an organizer than an attendee.
My notes on the talks follow in the extended entry. As always, my own responses are in brackets. I'll probably post more completed thoughts soon.