Zeit: Tuesday, 5.DS (14:50 bis 16:20)
Ort: APB E023, virtual until May 4th
Umfang: 2V/2Ü/0P SWS
Sprache: English

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The enrollment is completed. Course material is provided to you via OPAL. All invitations to the OPAL course have been sent out.

Link to OPAL course: Lecture Advanced User Interfaces (AUI) (only for registered users)


  • A tentative examination plan was published. Please also note the information on the examination registration. Please inform yourself regularly about changes. You find more information in the corresponding faculty news entry.
  • The exam will take place on August 13th at 9:20 am in room TRE/PHYS/E and has a duration of 60 minutes. You can find more detailed information in the OPAL course.

General Information

  • You have the chance to ask questions about the course content during virtual Q&A sessions. They will take place during the first 30 minutes of regular course time slot (Tuesday, 5.DS, 14:50 -15:20) every two or three weeks. The link to enter the GoToMeeting session will be published on OPAL in time. (Last on July 7th!)
  • Please use the OPAL course forum for questions.


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.

Schedule/Lecture Plan

The lecture material (slides and virtual lectures) will be provided in the OPAL course.


(topics and schedule are tentative and subject to change)
Date Location Lecture Topic
07.04. no lecture
14.04. virtual (OPAL) Introduction Post-WIMP UIs & NUIs (Download slides)
21.04. at 14:50 GoToMeeting Q&A Session #1 (Link published in OPAL)
Week/KW 18 OPAL (recorded) Gestural User Interfaces (Download slides)
05.05. at 14:50 GoToMeeting Q&A Session #2 (Link published in OPAL)
Week/KW 19 – 21 OPAL (recorded) Interactive Surfaces: Multitouch (Download slides Part 1+2, Part 3-5)
19.05. at 14:50 GoToMeeting Q&A Session #3 (Link published in OPAL)
Week/KW 22 OPAL (recorded) Interactive Surfaces: Pen Input & Sketching (Download slides)
09.06. at 14:50 GoToMeeting Q&A Session #4 (Link published in OPAL)
Week/KW 23 – 24 OPAL (recorded) Tangible Interaction (Download slides)
Week/KW 25 OPAL (recorded) Cross-device Interaction in Multi-Display Environments (Download slides)
23.06. at 14:50 GoToMeeting Q&A Session #5 (Link published in OPAL)
Week/KW 26 OPAL (recorded) Gaze-based Interaction (Download slides)
Week/KW 27 & 28 OPAL (recorded) 3D & Spatial Interaction (Download slides)
07.07. at 14:50 GoToMeeting Q&A Session #6 (Link published in OPAL)
Week/KW 29 OPAL (recorded) Challenges in NUI & Technologies (Download slides)