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inf131 - Advanced Topics in Human Computer Interaction (Course overview)
Department of Computing Science 6 KP
Module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2022/2023 Examination
Hinweise zum Modul
Reference text
Useful previus knowledge: Interactive Systems
Kapazität/Teilnehmerzahl 24
At the end of the lecture period
Module examination

Missing the exam
If you cannot attend the exam with valid reasons (medical reason, exam schedule conflicts), you need to inform us before the exam, and submit a scanned copy of the evidence (medical certificate, course registration, boarding passes) within 5 days after the exam.

  • If the reason for missing the exam is valid, you will do your first try of the exam for the parts that you missed on the same date as the second chance exam.
  • If the reason is not valid, you will not get any score from that exam. If your overall score passed the course, you will not have a chance to take the exam again.


Your grade will be calculated as follows:

Scored Items




Assignments A01–03


Mini HCI research project




Skills to be acquired in this module

This course aims to provide a sample of some of the most recent and significant advances in this exciting area. Topics may include: situational awareness, designing for attention, ambient/peripheral interaction, computer support cooperative work and social computing (CSCW), ubiquitous and context-aware computing, haptic and gestural interaction, audio interaction, gaze-based interaction, biometric interfaces, and embedded, physical and tangible computing, mobile and wearable interfaces.

This course is explicitly not focused on the methods used in HCI practice (i.e., user-centered design cycle), but rather focuses on (recent) research.

Professional competences:
The students:
  • demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of a selection of the recent research advances in the area of HCIevaluate and critique recent developments in the field of HCI on scientific and technological grounds
  • develop ability to conceptualize, design, implement, and evaluate user-centered systems and techniques.
  • plan and implement exploratory projects directed at envisioning and prototyping novel interactive artifacts

Methodological competences:
The students:
  •  analyze, review and critique research papers
  • carry out original research from start to finish
  • summarize and present research findings
  • work in a team to produce and evaluate prototypes of novel interactive artifact

Social competences: 
The students:
  • work collaboratively in groups to analyze and review research papers
  • summarize and present research findings to rest of class
  • discuss how HCI concepts and methods can be applied in analysis, design, and evaluation of interactive technologies.
  • discuss social and ethical implications of interactive technologies

The students:
  • are comfortable tackling original research questions
  • show aptitude in conceptualizing and running both qualitative and quantitative HCI experiments
  • acquire the ability to summarize, analyze, and critique published (peer-review) research papers