Core Lecture: Human Computer Interaction / Winter term 2023


  Type Core Lecture (9CP)
  Time Tuesdays, 14.00-16.00
Wednesdays, 14.00-16.00
  Place Gebäude E1 3 – Hörsaal II (0.02.1)
  Starting Tuesday 24th October
We will update this page with information regarding the registration and starting details for the course soon.
  Language English
  Links Course Moodle


This course teaches the theoretical and practical foundations for human computer interaction. It covers a wide overview of topics, techniques and approaches used for the design and evaluation of modern user interfaces.

The course covers the principles that underlie successful user interfaces, provides an overview of input and output devices and user interface types, and familiarizes students with the methods for designing and evaluating user interfaces. Students learn to critically assess user interfaces, to design user interfaces themselves, and to evaluate them in empirical studies.


  • Fundamentals of human-computer interaction
  • User interface paradigms, input and output devices
  • Desktop & graphical user interfaces
  • Mobile user interfaces
  • Natural user interfaces
  • User-centered interaction design
  • Design principles and guidelines
  • Prototyping
  • Evaluation of user interfaces


This lecture replaces the UID lecture. Therefore students who successfully completed UID will not be allowed to take the lecture.

Transfer of credit from previous semesters:

  • “I have successfully completed the exercises and projects of HCI in winter term 2022/23, but have not passed the final exam. Can I just write the exam?”
    Yes you can transfer your exercises and projects from HCI in winter term 2022/23 to HCI in winter term 2023/24, so you do not have to hand in exercises and project assignments a second time.  To do this you must register online on the course Moodle page by 7th November.
  • You cannot transfer partial grades from previous HCI or UID lectures.

Details on the grading scheme will be announced in the first lecture.


Attendance of the tutorials is recommended but not mandatory. All tutorial times and information will be shared online.


You do not have to register for this lecture beforehand. Just come to the first lecture and then register for an exercise group online. We will provide more details soon.

Important: Later in the semester, a few weeks before the exam, you have to register for the exam on HISPOS. The registration must be made no later than one week before the exam.


  Date Venue
Exam 10am Monday 19th February 2024 TBD on Campus
Re-Exam TBD Early 2024 TBD on Campus


The lecture will be based on the book:
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction (Rogers et al, 3rd ed.)

Additional literature:

  • Shneiderman, B., Plaisant, C.: Designing the User Interface, Pearson, 5th ed.
  • Butz, A., Krüger, A.: Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion, De Gruyter
  • Preim, B., Dachselt, R.: Interaktive Systeme, Springer, 2nd edition (two volumes)
  • Dix, A.: Human-Computer Interaction, Pearson, 3rd edition

All books are available in the library (paper copy, some of them also electronic, see here


Slides and assignments will be made available online.



Dr. Martin Schmitz

Tutorials and Organization
Dr. Ata Otaran and Dr. Alice Haynes