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Future Interactive Technology (Sommersemester 2014)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Patrick Baudisch (Human-Computer Interaction)


How will we interact with computers in the future? Will computers speak to our bodies directly by controlling our muscles and will we use our brains to talk to computers? Or will we delegate all interaction to robots or crowds of users located elsewhere? In this class, we will look at the future of interactive systems, as prototyped and discussed at top tier research labs across the globe. As a side effect, students learn the methodologies that allow them to conduct their own research.

Most lecture days will take place in one of the following two following formats.

(1) Current topics

Every week, we present a different hot topic in HCI, including Interactive Fabrication, Brain Computer Interfaces, Ubiquituous Computing, Multi-Touch Systems, Information Visualization, Augmented Reality, 3D Displays, Mechanical Turk, Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Affective Collaboration, and Art vs. Science. Classes combine traditional lecture style with paper discussions in which students and faculty together explore selected original literature in more detail.

(2) Methods

In order to allow students to pursue their own projects, we explore basic scientific process including study design, definition of hypotheses, simple statistical methods (T-test and Anova), as well as how to conduct a survey. As part of this segment, students will conduct their own simple studies and analyze the results.


No pre-requirements


The class grade is determined by a 60min midterm exam and a 60min final exam.

Homework assignment (reading assignments and a simple user study with writeup) are prerequisites.

The lecture combines well with the HCI Research Project Seminar.


Tuesdays, 11:00-12:30

Thursdays, 13:30-15:00


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Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden : 4
  • ECTS : 6
  • Benotet : Ja
  • Einschreibefrist : 1.4.2014 - 28.4.2014
  • Programm : IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • Lehrform : V
  • Belegungsart : Wahlpflicht


  • Human Computer Interaction & Computer Graphics Technology
  • IT-Systems Engineering A
  • IT-Systems Engineering B
  • IT-Systems Engineering C
  • IT-Systems Engineering D
  • Software Architecture & Modeling Technology