Human-Computer Interaction (elective
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Graduates know the basics of designing web-based or mobile interaction interfaces and are able to apply them inde-pendently in the context of interactive systems. In this context, graduates acquire knowledge of the basic concepts of the work and research field of human-computer interaction: Usability, user experience and user interface design. Grad-uates acquire the basic knowledge to design interactive applications according to a human-centred design process and to analyze and evaluate user interfaces with usability evaluation methods.
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The lecture teaches basic concepts from the field of human-computer interaction (usability, user experience, user interface design) and information visualization. This includes the following focal points: User interface architectures; design criteria, guidelines and standards for the creation and modelling of user interfaces of interactive systems; ap-proaches and methods (quantitative and qualitative) for the evaluation of user interfaces of interactive systems; web style guides and evaluation criteria for websites (e.g. with regard to accessibility); basics of information presentation and data visualization; interactive information visualization;
the theoretical lecture contents are prepared in the exercise using practical examples and implemented in a small project (usability evaluation) in a team.
recommended or required reading
- A. Dix, J. Finlay, G.D. Abowd, R. Beale: Human-Computer Interaction.Third Edition, Prentice Hall 2003, ISBN 978-0130461094
- Cooper, Reimann, and Cronin; About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design; Wiley, 2007. ISBN 0470084111
- Lazar, Feng, and Hochheiser; Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction; Wiley, 2010. ISBN 0470723378
- Stone, Jarrett, Woodruffe, and Minocha; User Interface Design and Evaluation; Morgan Kaufmann, March 2005. ISBN 0120884364
- A. Kerren, A. Ebert, J. Meyer: Human-Centered Visualization Environments.Springer 2007, ISBN 978-3540719489
- Sarodnick, F., & Brau, H.: Methoden der Usability-Evaluation. Bern: Hans Huber, 2011.
- Shneiderman, B., and Plaisant, C.: Designing the user interface (5th ed.). Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2009.
- Nielsen, Jakob: Designing Web Usability, engl. Issue, Market and Technology, 2004
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Written exam or seminar thesis
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Lecture, group work (project), presentation and discussion of tasks
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