ID Module 1410 and 1420

Module code

1410, 1420

Module title

Interaction Design Project I & II


Interaction Design

Module type


Module form


Duration of module

1 semester

Offered in

winter and summer semesters

Studio workload

120 hours

Self-directed workload

360 hours

ECTS credit points


Module leader

Prof. Jörg Beck

Email address

e-mail address

Learning outcomes

After completing this module successfully you will experience the first specialization and extension of two course specializations. You will test your fundamental knowledge of concepts and design and technical aspects of designing complex products in the field of interaction design. You will evaluate methods of analysis, planning, and design and will apply appropriate ones. You will have developed the ability to expand problem statements further and to produce prototypes to illustrate, communicate, and evaluate results.

Module content

Interface design deals with the design and development of the hard- and software of extended man-machine interfaces, their reciprocal implications, and their influence on the design of user interfaces. Application design describes the definition of functions and their extent, fields of application, and of the behaviour and design of software products with regard to the requirements of graphic user interfaces and corporate design specifications.

Teaching units in this module

2 of 4: Interactive Communication Systems 2 (4 contact hours)
Interface Design 2 (4 contact hours)
Application Design 2 (4 contact hours)
Invention Design (4 contact hours)

Module tutors

2 of 4: Marieke Graf, Ron Jagodzinski, Götz Wintergerst, Daniel Utz, Prof. Hartmut Bohnacker


Module 1310, Application Design
Module 1320, Invention Design
Module 1330, Presentation and Planning

Teaching and learning lessons

Lectures, exercises, tutored project work with individual working phases, workshop


Project work

Teaching language


Prerequisite for

Module 1510, practical semester

Daws, Brendan: Analog In, Digital Out: Brendan Dawes on Interaction Design. USA: New Riders, 2006.
Te‘en, Dov/Carey, Jane M./Zhang, Ping: Human-Computer Interaction: Developing Effective Organizational Information Systems. Berlin: Wiley-VCH, 2006.
Spence, Robert: Information Visualization: Design for Interaction. USA: Prentice Hall, 2006.

Buchstabe A

The University encourages participation in the more important student design competitions, including the Mia Seeger Prize, Red Dot Award, IF Concept Award, and the Lucky Strike Junior Design Award.