Course schedule is tentative and subject to change. Links to lecture notes and assignments will be posted as the semester progresses. Note: You must be registered with the class to download the lecture notes and assignments.
Please register for the final exam before Friday, 7.7. @17:00. If you don't register, you may not be able to write the final exam. The final exam takes place in room 2010 on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 14:15-16:45.
During the course, you need to take part in a user study at our group. Sign-up forms are on the black board two floors above room 2010.
The first user study will take place on the 6th and 7th of July. It will take 15-20 min. Please note that you have to be a native german speaker. The place will be announced via email, so please write your email adress clearly on the sign-up forms :) (Henning)
Another user study is scheduled for 10-14 July. It will take 15-20 min. (Marius)
Important: Please note the date of the midterm exam and final exam. In the event that you cannot make it on those dates, it is your responsibility to notify us by May 1 for the midterm exam and by Jul 1 for the final exam, or you will receive a grade of zero.
If you wish to take the course for credit, you must complete all assignments and exams. You will receive a schein upon successful completion of the course with a grade. The grade will be calculated as follows:
20% - lab exercises, assignments
20% - project
25% - midterm exam
35% - final exam
Note that you must achieve a cumulative score above 4.0 and pass the final exam to pass the course.
Assignments will be assigned weekly. They are to be completed in groups of 2 or 3. Assignments will be graded on the following scale:
1.0 - exceptional work that clearly went above and beyond what was given on the exercise
2.0 - exercise was completed satisfactorily as per the assignment specification
3.0 - exercise was completed, but has some problems
4.0 - incomplete exercise
5.0 - little or no effort was put into the exercise
The assignments are designed to be completed in the Media Computing Lab in 2U13, consisting of Apple PowerMac G5 machines. However, many of the tools we will be using are cross-platform -- you are welcome to complete the assignment on your platform of choice. However, it will be your responsibility to ensure your program(s) run on the machines in the lab. Programs that do not run correctly on the lab machines will be graded as incomplete. We will be able to provide technical support for the lab machines only. Please note that submissions with a written component that do not meet the basic standards of university-level English will not be graded (example). They will be returned to you, and you will have the option of resubmitting the assignment with the usual late penalty.
Late assignments will be graded with a penalty of 0.5 per 24 hour period after the due date. Exceptions will be granted only for valid (i.e. medical) reasons.