The Responsive Ecologies Lab @ Ryerson University


Previous Project

ROSS stands for Responsive Objects, Surfaces and Spaces. The ROSS API is a way for applications to run across a variety of platforms and devices: tabletop computers, touch-screen mobile devices, reponsive walls and interactive 3-D spaces. The ROSS API allows applications to: exchange information about devices they are running on and receive real-time input data from other ROSS-enabled devices. In a ROSS world: your mobile phone can be used as a controller to play "Risk" on your tabletop computer, or your living room can send your mobile phone a notification if there was a fire or break-in. You will stop thinking about operating systems and platforms.


Related Papers

2012-A Nested API Structure to Simplify Cross-Device Communication

2011-Creativity in Software Development in an Academic Research Lab

2011-A Framework Interweaving Tangible Objects, Surfaces and Spaces

2006-Tangible Toolkits: Integrating Application Development across Diverse Multi-User and Tangible Interaction Platforms

Start Date

Jan. 1, 2007

Finish Date

June 1, 2012


Ali Mazalek

Paul O'Neill