180.815 (19W) Human Centered Computing II

Wintersemester 2019/20

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15.10.2019 09:00 - 13:00 V.1.04 On Campus
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LV-Titel englisch Human Centered Computing II
LV-Art Vorlesung-Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n 2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte 4.0
Anmeldungen 18 (25 max.)
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
LV-Beginn 15.10.2019
eLearning zum Moodle-Kurs

In case the number of registered participants exceeds the maximal number of participants (25) students in the Media and Convergence Management program and students in the Games Studies & Engineering program will be favoured.

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Intendierte Lernergebnisse

By the end of this class, students should have: 

  • acquired a broad theoretical understanding of the methods used  in Human Centered Computing/Design
  • acquired a good knowledge about the user-centered design process 
  • acquired practical skills in applying a selected subset of the methods used in the user-centered design process 
  • extended their vocabulary with the relevant domain-specific vocabulary

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

Lectures + discussions, exercises, and student presentations, written exam (closed book).


This class is split in two parts. The first part provides an introduction to human centered computing (HCC) and human centered design (HCD) with a focus on the ultimate goal thereof: to build digital artifacts that are easy, efficient and pleasurable to work – or interact – with. In the second part we will focus on the user-centered design process and discuss and get familiar with several methods and techniques  (e.g., A/B Test, Heuristic Evaluation, Controlled Experiments, Personas, Storyboards, Diary Studies, and Usability Tests) used to achieve the ultimate goal of HCC/HCD.


Most introductory books on human-computer interaction, interactive systems, usability, interface design, etc. include the basics we will cover early on in the class, as well as some of the methods we will explore later on. Below is a list (in random order) of some suitable books. The list could easily be extended. The university library has a good collection, including many of the listed books. 

  • Nielsen, J.: Usability Engineering. Morgan Kaufmann. 
  • Leventhal, L. & Barnes, J.: Usability Engineering: Process, Products, and Examples. Pearson/PrenticeHall. 
  • Shneiderman, B. & Plaisant, C.: Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction. Pearson. 
  • Dix A., Finlay, J., Abowd, G.D. & Beale, R.: Human Computer Interaction. Prentice Hall. 
  • Rogers, Y., Sharp, H. & Preece, J.: Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction. John Wiley & Sons. 
  • Raskin, J.: The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems. Addison-Wesley Longman. 
  • Preece, J.: Human-Computer Interaction: Concepts and Design. Addison-Wesley Longman. 
  • Heim, S.: The Resonant Interface: HCI Foundations for Interaction Design. Addison-Wesley.


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.


Note Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Media and Convergence Management (SKZ: 150, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Human Centered Computing (HCC) (Pflichtfach)
      • Human Centered Computing II (HCC II) ( 2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.815 Human Centered Computing II (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
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