Lecture User Interface Design / Summer term 2016


Time Tuesday, 4:00-5:30 PM (16:00-17:30 Uhr)
Wednesday, 2:15-3:45 PM (14:15-15:45 Uhr)
Place Lecture hall 001 in E1.3
Language English
Links Course moodle, LSF


  • This lecture is renamed to Core Lecture Human-Computer Interaction from 2017. [link].
  • Updated information on how to access the course moodle in the exercises section.
  • The first exercise session will take place on Friday, May 6th.
  • The lecture hall has changed. The lecture will now be in Hall 001 in E1 3.
  • The first lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 19th at 4:15 PM.


This course is intended as an introduction to the methods and scientific background of the field of human-computer interaction – in particular, user interface design and evaluation.


  • What is user interface design? Good and poor design
  • Fundamentals of interaction
  • Cognitive aspects
  • Design principles and guidelines
  • Interface Types
  • Input and output devices
  • Desktop user interfaces, graphical user interfaces
  • Mobile user interfaces, natural and gesture-based user interfaces
  • Social and emotional user interfaces
  • User-centered design
  • Data gathering and analysis
  • Establishing requirements
  • Design and Prototyping
  • Evaluation with users


For taking part in one of the exercise groups, you have to register in the course moodle:

Students of computer science and related fields (e.g. media informatics or bio informatics):

The moodle uses the same login as the CS owncloud. A password for your account should have been sent to your UdS email about a year ago. If you cannot find it, please send an email to Alexander FaußAlexander Fauß from the CS department to receive a new password.

All other students:

Send an email with your UdS email address to Daniel Gröger to receive a moodle account.

Exercise sessions:

Date & Time Place Tutor Email
Monday, 12-14 Room 0.01, Building E 1.7 (MMCI) Kevin Müller s9kvmuel@stud.uni-saarland.de
Thursday, 14-16 Room 0.01, Building E 1.7 (MMCI) Jan Ehrlich s9jaehrl@stud.uni-saarland.de
Friday, 12-14 Room 0.01, Building E 1.7 (MMCI) Omair Shahzad Bhatti s9omshah@stud.uni-saarland.de

If you find any serious conflicts with these dates, please write a short email to Daniel Gröger.


You do not have to register for this lecture beforehand. Just come to the first lecture and then register for an exercise group.

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.


  • Exam: Wednesday 03.08.16 10am-12 (10-12 Uhr) – Günter-Hotz-Hörsaal in E 2.2
  • Re-Exam: Thursday 29.09.16 2-4pm (14-16 Uhr) – Günter-Hotz-Hörsaal in E 2.2


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 http://www.infomath-bib.de/tmp/vorlesungen/info-basic_user-interface-design.html).


Slides and assignments will be made available on moodle.

Please see the section on exercises for details on how to login.


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle


Daniel Gröger, MSc.

Kevin Müller
Jan Ehrlich
Omair Shahzad Bhatti

Note: If you have a question, please ask your assigned tutor first.