Andreas Löcken

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Inhalt des Fachwissenschaftliches Seminars:

Das fachliche Thema des Seminars wechselt von Semester zu Semester (sowie von Dozent zu Dozent). Gegenstand des Seminars ist ein Problem aus dem Nahebereich des Studiengangs, zu dem es geeignete Fachliteratur und wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen gibt. Nach einer Einführung in das Thema (basierend auf der Basisliteratur) und einer initialen Diskussion, wählen Studierende ein Thema aus dem Themenpool und bereiten das schriftlich (Seminararbeit) bzw. mündlich (Vortrag) auf. Unterstützt werden kann das Seminar durch eine Prototypenimplementierung und kleine Benutzerstudien.


Inhalt im Sommersemester 2019:

Ambient Displays for Human Computer Interaction (HCI)


Description:

Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) is a growing research field in science as well as in industry. Researcher and practitioners in this area investigate how humans interact with computers or design technologies. Thereby, approaches of psychology, ergonomics, cognitive sciences, social sciences and design play together and build the basics of user experience (UX) design.

Computer Software, Websites, and Smartphone Apps are examples for everyday interfaces. However, these interfaces demand the focused attention of their users. Ambient displays can be developed to inform users without demanding their attention. These displays can show information unobtrusively (Mankoff et al., 2003), but also get a user’s attention when needed (Matthews, Dey, Mankoff, Carter & Rattenbury, 2004).

In the scope of this seminar, we will analyze examples for ambient displays in HCI utilizing different modalities. Based on an individual literature review, students have to come-up with innovative concepts.

Students work in teams of two and have to document their results in a short paper and a poster. At the end of the semester, student present their results in an internal mini-conference with a “poster session”.


Possible topics:

•    Will be developed together in a dedicated brainstorming session and refined/substantiated by the individual teams (with feedback from lecturers)


Proof of performance:

•        Carry out a literature review

•        Development of a concept

•        Progress reports (short presentations) during the semester

•        Submission of a short scientific paper

•        Design of a poster summarizing the results


Requirements:

•        Interest in state-of-the art research

•        Team player

•        Attendance is mandatory (6-7 appointments per semester); no weekly meetings!


The seminar will be taught in English.

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