Next Generation User Interfaces

Level: Master
Semester: 1st Semester (September - December)
Language: English
Teacher: Beat Signer
Course Description

After attending the course on Next Generation User Interfaces, the student has an understanding of the interaction principles introduced by new devices such as smartphones, multi-touch tables or gesture-based interfaces as well as the theoretical background behind these interaction principles. The student is able to reflect on the qualities and shortcomings of different interaction styles, while placing the user at the core of the interface design process. The theory is applied in a group project where students design and develop their individual next generation user interface.

Lectures: Monday, 14:00-16:00, G.1.021
Exercises: Monday, 16:00-18:00, G.1.21 (2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14), PL9.3.29 (5, 8, 11), E.1.07 (3)

Please note that the order of the lecture and exercise slots as well as the location of the exercise slots might change for some weeks.


Lecture Schedule

Lecture 1:  Introduction


Lecture 2:  Interaction Design


Lecture 3:  Requirements Analysis, Prototyping and Evaluation


Lecture 4:  Information Architectures


Lecture 5:  Multimodal Interaction


Lecture 6:  Pen-based Interaction


Lecture 7:  Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces


Lecture 8:  Gesture-based Interaction


Lecture 9:  Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction


Lecture 10:  Virtual and Augmented Reality


Lecture 11:  Implicit and Cross-Device Interaction


Lecture 12:  Course Review


Lecture 13: Final Project Presentations