Time: Tuesday, 5.DS (14:50 to 16:20)
Location: Virtual content via OPAL, Live events in APB/E023
Quantity: 2V/2Ü/0P SWS
Language: English


  • The course will be managed via OPAL. We will add you to the course after the enrollment phase.
    • OPAL course for the Lecture: link
    • OPAL course for the Exercise: link


This master module is dedicated to the development of so-called post-WIMP or natural user interfaces (UI), which are based on our experiences in dealing with the real world. A main focus of the event will be UIs for interactive surfaces, including tabletops. Here you will get to know the latest technologies and principles in connection with various operating modalities. Among other things, digital pens & sketches, multitouch gestures, gestural freehand interaction, tangible user interfaces, gaze-based and gaze-supported interaction, organic UIs will be covered.

In all areas you will acquire knowledge about basic hardware technologies, tracking methods, interaction principles, implementation possibilities and application examples. The module is research-oriented and is illustrated by numerous examples of own research work.

The lecture-accompanying exercise or seminar gives you the opportunity to critically examine the latest and most influential articles on the subject areas and thus acquire the ability to work scientifically in a promising field of human-computer interaction.

Topics of the Lecture

  • Introduction Post-WIMP UIs & NUIs
  • Gestural User Interfaces
  • Interactive Surfaces: Multitouch
  • Interactive Surfaces: Pen Input & Sketching
  • Tangible Interaction
  • Cross-device Interaction in Multi-Display Environments
  • Gaze-based Interaction
  • 3D & Spatial Interaction
  • Challenges in NUI & Technologies

Schedule/Lecture Plan

Topics and schedule are tentative and subject to change!
The lecture materials will be provided via OPAL.
The lecture will be made available as video recordings this year.

(schedule is tentative and subject to change)
Date Description
12.04. Live Event in APB E023 Introduction AUI lecture (Post-WIMP UIs & NUIs)
19.04. Topic opens: “Gestural User Interfaces”
26.04. Topic opens: “Interactive Surfaces: Multitouch”
03.05. Continuation: “Interactive Surfaces: Multitouch”
10.05. Topic opens: “Interactive Surfaces: Pen Input & Sketching”
17.05. Live Event in APB E023 Q&A Session #1 (in presence in lecture room APB E023)
Topic opens: “Tangible Interaction”
24.05. Continuation: “Interactive Surfaces: Pen Input & Sketching”
31.05. Topic opens: “Cross-Device Interaction in Multi-Display Environments”
07.06 Pentecost/Pfingsten (no course)
14.06. Topic opens: “Gaze-based Interaction”
21.06. Live Event Q&A Session #2 (TBD)
Topic opens: “3D & Spatial Interaction”
28.07. Continuation: “3D & Spatial Interaction”
05.07. Topic opens: “Challenges in NUI & Technologies”
12.07. Live Event Q&A Session #3 (TBD)