Media Computing Project, SS 2008


Times: Wed 14:00 - 17:00
DateTalk TopicAssignment
IntroductionBrainstorm ideas
09.04.2008no lab (CHI 2008)
16.04.2008Field Information Gathering TechniquesWeb Log & Field Study
23.04.2008Paper ProtoypingStoryboards, Paper Prototype
30.04.2008Evaluation MethodsEvaluation of Paper Prototype
07.05.2008Adobe Flash, Max/MSPWork on interactive Prototype
14.05.2008 no lab (Exkursionswoche)
21.05.2008ArduinoWork on interactive Prototype
28.05.2998no lab (Hochschulsportfest)
04.06.2008no labEvaluation of interactive Prototype
11.06.2007 no lab (Studieninformationstag)
18.06.2008free workWork on final prototype
25.06.2008Ruby on Rails (Example code)Work on final prototype
02.07.2008free workWork on final prototype
09.07.2008free workEvaluation of final prototype
16.07.2008Final presentations
Schedule is subject to change

Research Theme

Design an innovative mobile communication device

Possible Features:
  • direct communication through audio
  • indirect communication through text messaging
  • contact management
  • other communication methods: direct text, indirect audio, video...
  • personal information management: calendar, notes, to-do lists...
  • multimedia functions: camera, video recording, music player...
  • ...


  • innovation over custom
  • ignore technical feasibility
  • let go of established metaphors
  • involve contextual information in your design
  • make use of innovative input techniques


  • prototypes (30%)
  • evaluation reports (30%)
  • web log (20%)
  • 6 page summary (10%)
  • final presentation (10%)

Interesting Links

Recommended Reading

  • Floyd Fowler: Improving Survey Questions
  • Hugh Beyer and Karen Holtzblatt: Contextual Design
File Description File size Downloads Last modified
0 Intro.pdf   20 kB 737 2008-04-15 17:35
1 Field Gathering Techniques.pdf   911 kB 724 2008-04-16 14:41
2 Paper Prototyping.pdf   892 kB 935 2008-04-23 15:41
3 Evaluation Methods.pdf   1401 kB 788 2008-04-30 14:39
arduinorailsexample.tgz   71 kB 772 2008-06-25 13:47

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