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, D.3.15
Exercises: Monday, 16:00-18:00, G.1.022 (week 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12 and 14), PL9.3.29 (week 5 and 11), E.1.04 (week 3, 9 and 13)

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.

Covid-19 Update

Please find the latest information with respect to the current Covid-19 measures on https://we.vub.ac.be/nl/organisatie-academiejaar-2020-2021. Note that we might have to adapt the form of the lectures/exercises during the semester but will will always information you about any potential changes via Canvas.

 

Lecture Schedule

Note that these slide are updated during the semester and therefore some of the slides might still be from last year. For the latest version always check the slides that are available on Canvas.

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