Teaching

Winter Semester 2017/18

VORLESUNGEN/ LECTURES

HCI (Benutzungsoberflächen) VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer): Bachelor Medieninformatik, open for Media Arts/Design Bachelor/Master and Product Design as 'scientific module' (taught in English)

Modellierung von Informationssystemen VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Patrick Tobias Fischer): Bachelor Medieninformatik, open for Media Arts/Design Bachelor/Master as 'scientific module' (in German) 

PROJECTS

Kapazitive Interfaces  (Bachelor) (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer, Patrick Tobias Fischer)

'Custom Interfaces: Gesture Recognition and Capacitive Sensing', and 'Designing and Evaluating Capacitive Interfaces ' for Master level (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer, Patrick Tobias Fischer)

SEMINAR

Museum Installations – Visitor Research and interactive Design. (Eva Hornecker) (for Master CSM, CS4DM, HCI, Media-Architecture)

Summer Semester 2017

VORLESUNGEN / LECTURES

Advanced HCI: Ubiquitous Computing VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Patrick Tobias Fischer) (Master CS&M, Master HCI) 

OTHER

Prototyping in HCI - Combining 3D Printing with Wearable-Design (block-course Lab Übung 1.5 SWS, 1 ECTS) (Michaela Honauer, Patrick Tobias Fischer, guest teacher Julia Danckwerth)  (for BSc. MI, Master CS&M, HCI) 

PROJECTS

IoT 'vryThng for Fun, Science and Social Capital  (Patrick Tobias Fischer, Eva Hornecker) (BSc. MI, Master CS&M, Master HCI, Master Media Architecture, Product Design) 

My Shirt is my Remote Control  (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer) (BSc. MI, Master CS&M, Master HCI, Product Design) 

Practice Evaluation - Using the Example of Staging Interactive Costumes (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer) (Master HCI, Master CS&M)

Winter Semester 2016/17

VORLESUNGEN / LECTURES

HCI (Benutzungsoberflächen) VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer): Bachelor Medieninformatik, open for Media Arts/Design Bachelor/Master as 'scientific module' (taught in English)

Modellierung von Informationssystemen VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Patrick Tobias Fische): Bachelor Medieninformatik, open for Media Arts/Design Bachelor/Master as 'scientific module' (in German)

PROJEKTE

Mermaids do not exist? Interactive Costumes do!

In cooperation with the Kinder- & Jugendballett in Altenburg  we are going to create two interactive costumes for an underwater topic. Next to soft-/hardware development and crafting the costume, the main research focus lies on the power of e-textiles in performance arts. Technologies used include Arduino LilyPad, Processing/Java, Neopixels, conductive/resistive fabrics and threads. The project will be completed by a qualitative user study (attending rehearsals, test sessions with dancers, interviewing staff). The costumes will be used on stage in June 2017.

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Architectural Sized Interfaces

The aim of this project is the design and implementation of an architectural interface prototype based on sensors from industrial factories and recycled/ repurposed furniture or self-constructed ultra-lightweight and low-cost building structures (popup tents, sails, etc.). Additionally, it should support group interaction and social opportunities for the city scape. To test the interface we will use projection mapping, which has proven able to simulate various media architectural output displays. We plan to setup a lightweight backyard test laboratory in which the interface can be tested on a building façade.

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Evaluating behaviour and experience around public interfaces

We will review evaluation methods from User Experience Design, Social Sciences, Architecture and Environmental Psychology. The focus lies on methods for evaluating behaviour and experience in public space. Concepts such as Shared encounters, People as Displays and the relation of user, participant and observer will be explored. Furthermore we will actively explore multimodality and spatial concepts. We then will review evaluation approaches from past projects. In a second step, we design our own evaluation method.

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Sommer Semester 2016

VORLESUNGEN/LECTURES

Advanced Human-Computer Interaction: HCI Research Methods and Theory VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer)

SEMINARS

Blending Art Events and HCI Research (Dr. Patrick Tobias Fischer)

PROJEKTE

Public Interfaces for Citizen Participation

In this project we will produce an interactive projection mapping for the Peter Weiss year in 2016. The realization will be guided by the renowned pioneer of live public media art Krzysztof Wodiczko. The aim is to produce a working interface for a projection that will be premiered in August 2016 in Weimar. The student project collaborates with Anke von der Heide and Timm Burkhardt who support us, and includes students from MediaArchitecture, design and the arts. This project is part of a larger collaboration with the faculty of Arts and Design, Kunstfest Weimar and other partners.  

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Interactive Costumes – Exploring Textile Sensors  - Bachelor MI (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer)

Interactive Costumes – Selfmade Textile Sensors - Master CS&M + HCI (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer) 

Both of these projects explore e-textiles and wearables, investigating how these can be utilized for (inter)active costumes (in the context of performing arts and dance). In interdisciplinary collaboration with students from design we'll develop new costume ideas, build these and evaluate them. We collaborate with a dance class in Altenburg for this two-part project.

  • Wintersemester 2015/16

    VORLESUNGEN/LECTURES

    HCI (Benutzungsoberflächen) VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Julian Fietkau, Patrick Tobias Fischer): Bachelor Medieninformatik, open for Media Arts/Design Bachelor/Master as 'scientific module' (taught in English)

    Modellierung von Informationssystemen VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Patrick Tobias Fischer, Julian Fietkau): Bachelor Medieninformatik, open for Media Arts/Design Bachelor/Master as 'scientific module' (in German)

    PROJEKTE

    GridEye infrared array: Advanced low cost sensors

    We will combine the panstamp wireless version of the Arduino with a low resolution thermographic camera for distributed sensing and explore standard gesture recognition methods provided by the GR Toolkit using this sensor. The goal is to create multiple wireless modules which stage user behavior in a public space. For module, interface and interaction design we will collaborate with the project group “Designing content for narrative, embedded devices in public space”.

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    Designing content for narrative, embedded devices in public space

    In this project we explore extensively the narrative potential of low-resolution displays. We will use existing prototypes created by prior project students in order to explore the limitations of those and explore possible content dimensions such as generative content, narratives, and metaphors. To evaluate these, little iterative deployment studies in the city of Weimar will be done. In cooperation with the project “GridEye: Advanced infrared camera low cost sensors “ we will develop a new narrative public device and apply our experiences made with low resolution displays.

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    Exploring Interaction and Evaluation through Game Design for Master CS&M and HCI

    In this project, we will learn about and make use of game design and game evaluation methods while creating and prototyping a game of your own and incorporating innovative ideas for user interaction. The first project half will focus on getting to know the literature and methods in this field, in the final half we will design and develop a game  that utilizes novel ways of interaction not explored in gaming yet, and conduct an evaluation.

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  • Summer Semester 2015

     

    VORLESUNGEN/LECTURES

    Advanced HCI: Ubiquitous Computing VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Patrick Tobias Fischer) (Master CS&M, Master HCI) 

    SEMINARE

    HCI Research Methods (S2) Eva Hornecker

    PROJEKTE

    Understanding Users and Use Contexts: Qualitative HCI Research Methods for Master CS&M and HCI

    > im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

    Orchestrating Sensors and Actuators for the Urban Environment

    The digital design of public spaces still is a difficult task. In particular when developing novel interaction scenarios, an early and iterative deployment in the field is necessary so system design can take account of the real-world conditions of the public environment.

    To enable a faster prototyping of such scenarios, this class will develop a software server platform in Java, which will enable the orchestration of wireless ‘interaction nodes’.

    Similar to the ‘internet of things’ paradigm, a wireless network of interaction nodes is to be created, that works reliably in urban environments over a distance of up to 20 meters.

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    Instrumentation of Public Space for Social Interaction

    Die Entwicklung neuartiger Interaktionsszenarien erfordert einen frühzeitigen und iterativen Einsatz im Feld. Besonders unser Forschungsfeld, der Stadtraum, "funktioniert" anders. Bedingungen des öffentlichen Lebens müssen in das Systemdesign mit einfließen.

    Um ein schnelleres Prototyping solcher Szenarien zu ermöglichen, entwickelt dieser Kurs ein Set von drahtlosen Modulen, welche es ermöglichen Sensoren und Aktuatoren (eingebettet in Objekte) im Stadtraum frei zu verteilen. Der somit instrumentierte Raum stellt eine Experimentierplattform für verschiedene Anwendungsfälle dar, die besonders auf soziale Interaktionsaspekte fokussieren.

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  • Winter semester 2014/15

    VORLESUNGEN/LECTURES

    HCI (Benutzungsoberflächen) VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer): Bachelor Medieninformatik, open for Media Arts/Design Bachelor/Master as 'scientific module' 

    Modellierung von Informationssystemen VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Patrick Tobias Fischer): Bachelor Medieninformatik open for Media Arts/Design Bachelor/Master as 'scientific module' (in German)

    PROJEKTE

    LECTURES

    HCI (Interfaces) VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer)

    Modelling of Information Systems VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Patrick Tobias Fischer)

    Exploring Interactive Theatre

    This course explores interactive technologies at theatre stages. We build innovative elements for a theatre stage, based on technologies like e.g. Arduino or Kinect. Practical parts of this project include stage design, props and costume design, depending on the final concept ideas. Interdisciplinary teams develop individual solutions for a play.
    Additionally, we collaborate with a local theatre and get into contact with theatre professionals in order to bring our project outcomes live on stage. Then we evaluate how our ideas correlate with the production process from rehearsal to performance and how such innovations can enhance theatre performances.

    > Projektblog
    > im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

  • Summer Semester 2014

    LECTURES

    Advanced Human-Computer Interaction: HCI Research Methods and Theory VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer)

    PROJECTS

    Interactive Costumes – E-textiles made for the Stage

    Theatre is one of the oldest entertainment formats of humankind, and from the beginning costumes have been included elements in theatre performances. Nowadays the evolving potential of e-textiles and wearable computing is a growing topic in HCI and related areas. Computational clothing can already be found in several application fields like health care, the gaming industry, or performance arts. Nevertheless, the amount of projects that make use of interactive costumes at theater stages are still rarely.
    In summer term 2014, the HCI group is offering a student project that explores how interactive costumes for the stage could look and function like. The resulting tasks for HCI and its teaching contents are versatile - they range from physical computing over interaction design to performance arts.

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    > Course Catalouge

    Castle Sized Interfaces for Crowds

    Facadenmapping hat sich im öffentlichen Raum seit einigen Jahren zu einer populären Medienform entwickelt. Dabei grenzt diese sich zunehmend von Kino und Clubkultur ab und entwickelt ihre eigene Sprache und Syntax. Dieses Jahr erlaubt uns eine Kollaboration mit dem Medienarchitekturstudiengang den Schritt zum interaktiven Facadenmapping zu vollziehen. Die Produktion findet Ihr Highlight in der Premiere in Meiningen am 22. August 2014.

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  • Winter Semester 2013/14


    LECTURES

    HCI (Interfaces) VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer)

    Modelling of Information Systems VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Patrick Tobias Fischer)


    PROJECTS

    Parasite Interfaces for Public Environments

    This student projekt addresses how interfaces need to be specialised for the public urban environment as their habitat. We focus on developing concepts and prototypes for displays working with daylight. 

    > im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

    do (not) touch !

    Students explore innovative interfaces in this course. They make an elaborated literature & web research on Tangible and Gestural Interaction. The team consisting of media designers as well as media scientists develops a project idea for a specific Tangible and/or Gestural Interface. In addition, a user study will be conceptualized for this interface during the semester.

    > Projectblog
    > in the Course Catalogue


  • PROJECTS

    Das Studentenprojekt "Distributed Kick/Flickable Interfaces for Public Places" ist einer Kollaboration zwischen MediaArchitekten und Medieninformatiker. Ziel des Projektes ist es eine Beschleunigung und Vereinfachung beim Prototypenbau von gemeinnützigen, urbanen Schnittstellen zu ermöglichen. Dabei werden Sensoren und Aktuatoren drahtlos über eine zentrale Software modular orchestriert.

    Summer Semester 2013


    LECTURES

    Advanced HCI: Ubiquitous Computing VL2 + Ü1 (Eva Hornecker, Patrick Tobias Fischer)


    SEMINARS

    Tangible Interfaces and Interaction S2 (Eva Hornecker)


    PROJECTS

    The student project "Distributed Kick/Flickable Interfaces for Public Places" is a collaboration between Media Architecture and Computer Science & Media. The goal of the project is to speed up and simplify the building of prototypes for urban interfaces, with a concrete system as an outcome. Sensors and actuators will be orchestrated in a modular and wireless fashion via a central software server.