252-3110-00L  Human Computer Interaction

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersO. Hilliges, C. Holz
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 150.


252-3110-00 VHuman Computer Interaction2 hrs
Wed13:15-15:00HG D 7.2 »
O. Hilliges, C. Holz
252-3110-00 UHuman Computer Interaction1 hrs
Thu11:15-12:00ML H 34.3 »
11:15-12:00ML J 34.1 »
15:15-16:00IFW A 34 »
O. Hilliges, C. Holz
252-3110-00 AHuman Computer Interaction2 hrsO. Hilliges, C. Holz

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course provides an introduction to the field of human-computer interaction, emphasising the central role of the user in system design. Through detailed case studies, students will be introduced to different methods used to analyse the user experience and shown how these can inform the design of new interfaces, systems and technologies.
ObjectiveThe goal of the course is that students should understand the principles of user-centred design and be able to apply these in practice.
ContentThe course will introduce students to various methods of analysing the user experience, showing how these can be used at different stages of system development from requirements analysis through to usability testing. Students will get experience of designing and carrying out user studies as well as analysing results. The course will also cover the basic principles of interaction design. Practical exercises related to touch and gesture-based interaction will be used to reinforce the concepts introduced in the lecture. To get students to further think beyond traditional system design, we will discuss issues related to ambient information and awareness.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersO. Hilliges, C. Holz
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationAll participating students will take part in a mandatory project during the semester. This project will contribute to the overall grade. The grade is determined by the project (50%) and the final written exam (50%).
Written aidsKeine
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Places150 at the most
Waiting listuntil 02.10.2019

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