Core Lecture: Human Computer Interaction / Winter term 2021

 

Description

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.

 

Topics:

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

 

Eligibility

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 2020/21, 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 2020/21 to HCI in winter term 2021/22, so you do not have to hand in exercises and project assignments a second time.
  • You cannot transfer partial grades from previous HCI or UID lectures.

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

 

Registration

TBA

Literature

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-core_human-computer-interaction.html).

 

Materials

Slides and assignments will be made available on the moodle platform.

 

Contact

Email
sharma@cs.uni-saarland.de

 

Lecturer
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle

Tutorials and Organization
Adwait Sharma