180.815 (16S) Interactive Systems (HCC)

Sommersemester 2016

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04.04.2016 09:00 - 13:00 V.1.04 On Campus
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LV-Titel englisch
Interactive Systems I (HCC)
Vorlesung-Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
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Intendierte Lernergebnisse

After successfully completing the course, a student – has developed a visual literacy and an awareness of the importance of visual design in digital media and print media – is familiar with the domain-specific vocabulary – is able to identify essential design flaws in others' visual designs and knows how to avoid such in his/her own designs – is able to make appropriate decisions regarding font selection, color selection, and element layout for visual designs – understands and can use the basic concepts, elements and principles of visual design

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

lectures, practical and theoretical in-class exercises, assignments


Not only artistically talented persons and design experts can create appealing and purposeful visual designs. This course is for the beginning "visual communicator", or anyone who wants to shape convincing visual designs (such as graphical user interfaces for desktop applications and mobile apps, webpages, posters, logotypes, presentation slides, flyers). This course provides the theoretical and practical foundations necessary for effective visual communication and design.


  • – human-centered design
  • – human-machine interaction
  • – usability
  • – design theory
  • – graphics
  • – color
  • – typography

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse



Most introductory books on visual design covers most (or many) of the topics discussed in the course. Below is a list of some suitable books. The list could easily be extended. The university library has a nice collection, including some of the books listed below. In English. – Evans, P. & Thomas, M.A.: Exploring the Elements of Design, Delmar, 2013. – Johnson, J.: Designing with the Mind in Mind, Morgan Kaufmann, 2014. – Lidwell, W., Holden, K., & Butler, J.: Design – Die 100 Prinzipen für erfolgreiche Gestaltung, stiebner, 2004. – Millman, D.: The Essential Principles of Graphic Design, How Books, 2008. – Poulin, R.: The Language of Graphic Design, Rockport, 2011. – Schlatter, T. & Levinson, D.: Visual Usability. Morgan Kaufmann, 2013. In German. – Stapelkamp, T.: Screen- und Interfacedesign, Springer, 2007. – Teeps I.E.: Joy-of-Use, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2006. – Thissen, F.: Kompendium, Screen-Design, Springer, 2001. – Wäger, M.: Grafik und Gestaltung, Galileo Press, 2010.


Im Fall von online durchgeführten Prüfungen sind die Standards zu beachten, die die technischen Geräte der Studierenden erfüllen müssen, um an diesen Prüfungen teilnehmen zu können.


The grade will be based on the following components:
– class participation
– group/individual assignments
– written exam (closed book)


Note Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Media and Convergence Management (SKZ: 150, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Human Centered Computing (HCC) (Pflichtfach)
      • Interactive Systems (HCC) ( 2.0h VK / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.815 Interactive Systems (HCC) (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 2. Semester empfohlen

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Sommersemester 2022
  • 180.815 VC Human Centered Computing II (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2021
  • 180.815 VC Human Centered Computing II (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2019/20
  • 180.815 VC Human Centered Computing II (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 180.815 VC Human Centered Computing II (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 180.815 VC Human Centered Computing II (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 180.815 VC Interactive Systems (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2014/15
  • 180.815 VK Interactive Systems (HCC) (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)