Designing Interactive Systems, WS 2004/2005

Final exam:

  • Bonn, 1st February 2005, at 14:00 hours (for Bonn students who come to Aachen the final exam will take place in room 2010 at 14:00 hours)
  • Aachen, 2nd February 2005, at 9:00 hours


Field of study:
  • Informatik (D)/Hauptstudium/Praktische Informatik
  • Media Informatics (M.Sc.)/Multimedia-Benutzung und -Wirkung/in Aachen
  • Software Systems Engineering (M.Sc.)/Areas of Specialization/Media Computing and Interactive Systems
Number SWS: V4 + U2
ECTS Credits: 8
This lecture will be held in english.


This class introduces students to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and user interface design. Topics covered include:
  • fundamental characteristics of human cognition, such as reaction time, rules of perception, and memory performance,
  • models of interaction between people and their environment, such as affordances, mappings, and constraints,
  • a brief history of interactive technologies,
  • iterative design, user interface prototyping techniques,
  • user studies and evaluation methods.

The class will be accompanied by a lab in which students conduct experiments and design a series of user interface prototypes to apply the concepts learned.

After the class, students will know how user interfaces have developed over the past decades, and what constants of human performance need to be considered when designing user interfaces. They will be able to apply a series of prototyping and evaluation methods to design usable, appropriate user interfaces in a user-centered fashion.


Mon 13:15h - 14:45hRoom 2010
Wed 09:00h - 12:00hRoom 2010
Tue 14:00h - 17:00hRoom 0.19 (B-IT Bonn)
Thu 15:15h - 16:45hRoom 0.19 (B-IT Bonn)


Past Offerings:

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