Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Future Interactive Technologies (Sommersemester 2020)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Patrick Baudisch (Human-Computer Interaction)
Tutoren: Sebastian Marwecki Muhammed Abdullah

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 06.04.2020 - 22.04.2020
  • Lehrform: Vorlesung
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul
  • Lehrsprache: Englisch

Studiengänge & Module

IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • ITSE-Analyse
  • ITSE-Maintenance
  • HCGT-Konzepte und Methoden
  • HCGT-Spezialisierung
  • HCGT-Techniken und Werkzeuge
  • SAMT-Konzepte und Methoden
  • SAMT-Spezialisierung
  • SAMT-Techniken und Werkzeuge


Classes are online only

The classes will take place via Zoom this semester. For detailed description about class and Zoom setup, please see class wiki. Please sign up for the lectures till April 22 with the Studienreferat.


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, Ubiquitous 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.


Students have to be able to (and be willing to) share their video using Zoom in order to effectively participate in this class


There may or may not be a 60 min midterm exam (depending on the corona situation) and a 60 min final exam. In order to be admitted to the exams, participants need to successfully complete homework assignments. Students will analyze papers, conduct a study and present their work in class.