Core Lecture: Human Computer Interaction / Winter term 2017

  Type Core Lecture (9CP)
  Time Tuesday, 16:15-18:00
Thursday, 16:15-18:00
  Place Lecture hall 0.01 in E2.2 (Günter-Hotz-Hörsaal)
  Starting Tuesday, 24th October
  Language English
  Links LSF


Attention! Please note that the lecture will start in the second semester week on October 24th!


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. Additionally, students who have previously taken a similar introduction to HCI course elsewhere will not be eligible to take the class.






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 on the moodle platform.




Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle

Tutorials and Organization
Daniel Gröger, MSc.