Lab: The Media Computing Project

Course Information:


During this year's Media Computing Project in Bonn, you will build interactive web applications that employ game dynamics. These applications do not necessarily have to be games. E.g., Seeing Theory is a great use of game dynamics that is educational. Check out these examples to get a feel for what you will be doing during the Lab: Tonite Dance via threejs, ChipMunk2D Physics, and Collision Detection via d3js.


You will work in groups to build interactive web applications. You will get weekly feedback from Krishna about your project.

Note: You need to use web technologies to complete the project. Prerequisite knowledge of web technologies (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, etc.) is important, but not mandatory. In the first few weeks of the lab, Krishna will point you to the basic web technologies.

What You Will Learn

After the course, you will gain knowledge on designing and implementing interactive web applications. This is a valuable skill in industry and research.

Preferred Student Background

DIS 1 (Designing Interactive Systems 1), which we offer in the winter semesters, is a prerequisite for the course. Your project will be evaluated based on usability heuristics that were presented in DIS 1. Good programming skills is also recommended.

Course Materials

All the course materials can be accessed via an L2P course room, which will be activated soon.


Week From Date To Date Lab Topic (On 'From Date') Tasks
1 12.04. 19.04. Kick-off meeting
2 19.04. 03.05. TBA
3 03.05. 17.05. TBA
4 17.05. 07.06. TBA
5 07.06. 14.06. TBA
6 14.06. 21.06. TBA
7 21.06. 28.06. TBA
8 28.06. 05.07. TBA
9 05.07. 12.07. TBA
10 12.07. 19.07. TBA
11 19.07. - Final Presentations

Administrative Details

Language: The course will be held in English and all submissions are expected to be in English
Tutors: Krishna
Credits: 10 ECTS. If you are taking this course for 7 ECTS credits, drop Krishna an email.
Grading policy: Once the project phase has started, resignation from the course will result in a grade of 5.0.

Past Semesters

MCP WS 2017 — Augmented Reality Wizard Duel
MCP SS 2017 — InfoViz
MCP WS 2016 — Personal Photonics - Using Light to Enhance your Life
MCP SS 2016 — Let's Make a Difference! (Designing Apps to Help Refugees & Refugee Workers)
MCP WS 2015 — Tangible Tabletop Tower Defence
MCP SS 2015 — Productivity Apps
MCP WS 2014 — Digital Fabrication
MCP SS 2014 — L2P Apps
MCP WS 2013 — Digital Fabrication
MCP SS 2013 (Bonn) — Mobile Gaming
MCP WS 2012 — Interactive Assembly
MCP SS 2012 (only available from within the RWTH-net, use VPN)
MCP WS 2011
MCP SS 2011
MCP WS 2010
MCP SS 2009
MCP SS 2008
MCP SS 2007
MCP SS 2006

Created by jon. Last Modification: Wednesday 11 of April, 2018 09:44:18 by subramanian.

Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen