Title (alt): Hands On! Advanced Interfaces
Lecturer(s): Michael Markert, Vertr. Professur Interface-Design
Credits/SWS[[SWS|Semesterwochenstunden]]: 18 ECTS, 12 SWS
Maximum Number of Participants: 25
Course Language: English
First meeting: tba Subject to Change!

  • Thursdays, 9:15 to 12:00 h (mandatory to all!) and
  • Thursdays, 13:30 to ~18:30 h (tba, not every week)
  • Tuesdays, 13:30 to 18:00 h for individual 30 min consultations (every participant is expected to consult at least twice!)
    Venue: tba


Description (EN)

This semester, we will create something connected that has a hardware component.

We will be working on individual projects. The main objective of this semester is to create a working prototype, a proof of concept or a partial realisation of an idea.

Every participant/team has to report their project progress every week, as we're taking a look at various strategies how to focus and refine our works. We will look at creative strategies, design processes (scribbling, wireframing, having a notebook), creating moodboards and embedding our works in a theoretical (or scientific) framework, as well as scientific methodologies, prototyping strategies and rapid prototyping possibilities.

We'll look at technologies, tools and rapid prototyping possibilities, share workflows and strategies, train presentation skills (write and talk) and practice focussing to get to the core of things.

The objective of this course is to create a refined project outcome within the very limited time of one semester.

Teams and interdisciplinary groups are welcome.

The expected outcome should be one of the following:

  • a scientific paper submission for a conference
  • a documentation for an artwork to be commissioned or exhibited at an arts competition or festival

Teaching methodologies:

  • presentations
  • workshops
  • discussions
  • team collaborations
  • digital platforms (collecting and presenting)
  • e-learning tools

Description (DE)

Der Kurs findet auf Englisch statt, siehe englische Beschreibung


  • Creative Thinking
  • Concept development
  • Scribbling & Notebooks
  • Moodboards
  • Research
  • Inspiration
  • Context & theoretical framework
  • Methodologies
  • Focus
  • Tools & Technologies
  • Workflows
  • Time Management
  • Self Organization
  • Prototyping
  • Rapid Development
  • Presentations

Admission requirements / Voraussetzung zur Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung

  • see Registration Procedure

Registration procedure / Anmeldung

to be announced

Eligible participants / Zielgruppe

Master students enrolled in the Faculties of Media, Art & Design and MediaArchitecture


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