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Lecture: Human-Computer Interaction 1

  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schmidt
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  • Credit hours: 3 + 2
  • ECTS-Credits: 6
  • Modul: WP12: Human-Computer Interaction I (for bachelor media informatics)
    Note: You can only get credits for your bachelor studies for either Human-Computer Interaction 1 or Interaction Design! Not for both!
  • Language: German


Please refer to the german webpage for up-to-date information and tasks.

Dates and Location

  • Wednesday, 9am - 12pm c.t.,  First date: 11.04.18.
  • Location: Schellingstr. 3, S 002 (room finder)


  • Lab 01: Mon 2pm - 4pm c.t., Prof.-Huber-Pl. 2 (V), LEHRTURM-V002
  • Lab 02: Mon 4pm - 6pm c.t., Prof.-Huber-Pl. 2 (V), LEHRTURM-V002
  • Lab 03: Thu 4pm - 6pm c.t., Amalienstr. 73A, 220
  • Lab 04: Thu 12pm - 2pm c.t., Oettingenstr. 67, U127
  • Lab 05: Tue 12pm - 2pm c.t., Amalienstr. 73A, 114
Registration for labs is done in UniWorX (starting Apr, 18th after the lecture).

Please take note that there will be a special schedule for labs and lectures in the first weeks:

  • No labs in the first week (Apr, 9th to 13th).
  • Classroom lab in the second week (Apr 16th to 20th) during the lecture. No other labs this week.
  • No labs and no lecture in the third week (Apr 23th to 27th).
  • Starting May, 3rd labs will be offered as stated above.


In Human-Computer Interaction 1, we look at basic interaction aspects between human and computer. You will learn how interfaces on computers, machines and devices are created and implemented in a way that enables efficient and pleasant operation.

Topics to be addressed:

  • Information processing of humans (models, physiological and psychological basics, human senses, operational processes)
  • Basics and methods of design
  • Input and output modalities for computers, embedded systems and mobile devices
  • Basics and examples for designing user interfaces
  • Methods for modeling user interfaces (abstract description of the interaction, incorporation into the requirement analysis and the software development process)
  • Evaluation of systems in human-computer interaction (tools, evaluation methods, performance measurements, checklists)

You will be taught the fundamental problem statement and known solutions for human-centered interface design. Practical skills are acquired through the creation of prototypes and interface concepts as well as the evaluation of software and hardware systems regarding their usability.

This course is eligible for the following course of studies:

Structure and schedule (tentative)

Please refer to the german page ("Aufbau und Zeitplan") of this course for the schedule and slides.