Teaching

The members of the Human-Computer Interaction Group offer numerous lectures in various degree programs of the Faculty of Computer Science at THI. Primarily, courses are offered for the undergrad programs “User Experience Design” (UXD) and “Computer Science” and the graduate programs “User Experience Design” (UXD-M), “Computer Science”, “Automated Driving and Vehicle Safety”. Prof. Andreas Riener, program manager of the two UXD programs, is responsible for the curricula.

Overview of offered courses (THI)

  • Introductory Project: User experience design (practical, 6 semester hours, winter term, 2015)
  • Software Development in Java I (lecture + exercise, 4 + 2-4 semester hours, winter term, 2015–2018; with different instructors, e.g. P. Wintersberger, C. Schartmüller, T. Kundinger, T. von Sawitzky, A. Löcken)
  • Technology of human-machine interaction (lecture + practical, 4 + 2-6 semester hours, winter term, 2015–2018; with different instructors, e.g. A.-K. Frison, P. Wintersberger)
  • oftware Development in Java II (lecture + exercise, 4 + 2-4 semester hours, summer term, 2016–2019; with different instructors, e.g. P. Wintersberger, C. Schartmüller, T. Kundinger, T. von Sawitzky, A. Löcken)
  • Principles of human-machine interaction (lecture + practical, 4 + 2-4 semester hours, summer term, 2016–2019; with different instructors, e.g. A.-K. Frison, P. Wintersberger, M. Sand)
  • User interface design (lecture, 4 semester hours, summer term, 2016)
  • Study design and execution of usability/UX tests (lecture/practical, 4 semester hours, summer term, 2018–2019; with
  • A.-K. Frison)
  • Different seminars (2 semester hours, winter+summer terms, 2016–2019), e.g.
    • summer 2017: “Fun/pleasure in automated driving” (with BMW and A.-K. Frison)
    • summer 2018: “Emotion recognition in HCI” (with A.-K. Frison)
    • summer 2019: “Smartphone – what next?” (with A.-K. Frison)
  • Project modules (project, 4 semester hours, summer term, 2019)
  • Bachelor and master thesis seminars (winter+summer terms, since 2016)
  • Dissertation thesis seminars (winter+summer terms, since 2016)

Courses at JKU Linz

Courses at Summerschools

  • January 10-14, 2015: course “Design and Execution of User Studies” at the “HCI meets Software Engineering” winterschool, Söllerhaus, Germany (Organized by University of Stuttgart, Prof. Albrecht Schmidt)
  • February 20-27, 2015: course “Selected topics of Principles of Interaction” at the Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE) Budapest, ERASMUS+ program (in the amount of 15 ECTS)
  • July 28-29, 2016: course “Automated Driving: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Potential” (10 lecture units, written exam), 5th International Summer School on Automotive Engineering and Management, THI, Ingolstadt, Germany
  • July 2, 2019: course “Human Factors Research for Automated Driving” at the “HCI4Safety” summerschool, University of Oldenburg, Germany (Organized by OFFIS Oldenburg, Prof. Susanne Boll)
  • July 29-August 2, 2019: course “Automated Driving: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Potential” (10 lecture units, written exam), 8th International Summer School on Automotive Engineering and Management, THI, Ingolstadt, Germany