Time: Tuesday, 5.DS (14:50 bis 16:20)
Location: APB E023, virtual until May 4th
Quantity: 2V/2Ü/0P SWS
Language: English


  • Please note: The semester regulary starts on April 6th. Presence lectures will take place from May 4th at the earliest. The first lectures are offered as virtual lectures, more detailed information will follow.
  • We offer this course for INF/MINF, CMS and HPSTS students. Make sure that your course of studies is listet in the course table.
  • Course enrolment has started. It is only possible from March 23 to April 8 in (in jExam or selma).
  • Be aware of the separate enrolments for the lecture and the exercise!
  • Please enrol in time so that we can inform you about changes and dates and provide lecture and exercise material (via OPAL).
  • If you have not registered by 8.4. you will not get access to the online course!
  • After enrolment, we will manually assign you to the OPAL course until April 13th at the latest. Please sign into OPAL once, to make sure you already have an activated OPAL account.


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 Introduction Post-WIMP UIs & NUIs
21.04. virtual Gestural User Interfaces
28.04. virtual Interactive Surfaces: Multitouch (1)
05.05. Interactive Surfaces: Multitouch (2)
12.05. Interactive Surfaces: Pen Input & Sketching
19.05. Tangible Interaction (1)
26.05. Tangible Interaction (2)
02.06. no lecture (Pfingsten/Pentecost)
09.06. Tangible Interaction (3)
16.06. Cross-device Interaction in Multi-Display Environments
23.06. Gaze-based Interaction
30.06. 3D & Spatial Interaction (1)
07.07. 3D & Spatial Interaction (2)
14.07. Challenges in NUI & Technologies