Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Kai Essig
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Karsten Nebe
Students have learned to communicate technical information and experimental findings in an easily understandable language. They have internalized the fundamentals of effective scientific writing and presentation, as well as practised and learned proper ways of communication design. They have deepened their knowledge of how to write and revise (technical) reports and manuals and have practised their skills by completing different hands-on assignments. Students have learned to plan and edit documentation materials and to estimate the effort needed to include proper illustrations, photographs, charts and diagrams. In addition to the ability to communicate technical knowledge students know how to plan and conduct experimental designs (e.g. usability tests, eye-tracking studies etc) and how to analyse and document the findings in adequate ways (e.g. to write a scientific paper).
- Principles and practice of the various modes and forms of scientific writing and communication (e.g. scientific papers, technical reports, and presentations, etc.).
- Current studies from the HCI literature.
- Project presentations from work-practice (external presenter).
- Planning, designing, and conducting experimental (comparative) user studies.
- Selecting adequate domain and task specific research methods.
- Analyzing and documenting user studies and findings properly (i.e. as a scientific presentation or paper).
- A simulated conference submission and review process will complement the course
Students have learned to apply, adapt and extent the techniques taught in the course "Current Topics and Developments in HCI I" within the scope of a larger research project in the field of HCI. Additionally, students have internalized the fundamentals of scientific working and research practice, as well as how to design and realise their own ideas within (potentially praxis-related) relevant topics in HCI. Students have chosen a current topic in HCI and either extend an existing approach by their own and original ideas or to come up with their individual project proposals. While designing and realising their ideas, students have learned how to select, perform and analyse appropriate UE methods to implement their own ideas according to user needs. Students have further practised how to present and communicate their own work and results in an adequate academic form, as well as how to classify, explain and defend it in context of existing research. Where applicable the project can be conducted and implemented together with companies, research institutes, or other working/research groups.
- Depending on the respective focus topics in HCI, such as:
- Machine Intelligence and AI in HCI
- Cognitive Systems
- VR-/AR-Techniques in HCI
- Actual approaches and development on Interactive Systems
- HCI Techniques in the context of Industry 4.0 and Internet of the Things
- Technical Systems to support handicapped people
- HCI in the context of work psychology
- Extend an existing approach or to come up with own project ideas
- Select adequate domain and task specific research methods
- Planning, designing, and conducting experimental (comparative) user studies
- Practice, adapt and extent the various modes and forms of scientific writing and communication skills learned in the course "Current Topics and Development in HCI I".
- Classify, explain and defend own findings in context of existing research
- Analyzing and documenting user studies and findings properly (i.e. as a scientific presentation or paper)
- Depending on the progress and the outcomes the course will be complemented by a paper submission to a HCI conference.