Title (alt): The Core
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, 10:00 to ~16:00 h
  • Tuesdays, 13:30 to 18:00 h for individual 30 min consultations
    Venue: tba


Description (EN)

This semester, we're getting to the Core of Things.

We will be working on individual projects and create something connected that has a hardware component. The main objective of this semester is to create a working prototype, a proof of concept or a partial realisation of an idea. In order to complete this task in the short amount of time we have, it is essential to get to the core: of the project, the framework, the tools and why you are doing the things you do.

Every participant or 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, efficient design processes (scribbling, wireframing, having a notebook), creating moodboards to communicate nonverbal expressions and try to embed our works in a theoretical and/or scientific framework.

Additionally, we'll talk about scientific methodologies, rapid prototyping toolkits for both soft- and hardware.

We'll look at technologies, fine and applied arts, share workflows and strategies, train presentation skills (write and talk) and - most of all - practice focussing to get to the core.

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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