ID Module 1210

Module code


Module title

Foundations of Design II


Interaction Design

Module type


Module form


Duration of module

1 semester

Offered in

winter and sommer semesters

Class workload

120 hours

Self-directed workload

120 hours

ECTS credits


Module leader

Prof. Ralf Dringenberg

Email address

e-mail address

Learning outcomes

After completing this module successfully you will have a basic networked knowledge of the theory, methods, and practical testing in various (multi-)dimensional fields of operation. You will have developed your thinking and development potential for media-specific design applications and will be able to make prototypes.

Module content

– Syntactical and parametric design methods
– Studies of complex sign groupings in phenomenological, combinatorial, mathematical, and aesthetic contexts, especially colour systems and their application in dynamic interactive systems

Teaching units in this module

Programmed Designing 2 (4 contact hours)
Programming Languages 2 (4 contact hours)

Module tutors

Prof. Ralf Dringenberg;
Prof. Michael Götte;
Markus Jaritz;
Prof.Jens Döring


Module 1110, Foundations of Design I
Module 1130, Foundations of Visualization

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, exercises, tutored project work


Working progress, project results, seminar paper, documentation, presentation

Teaching language

German (English, Spanish)

Prerequisite for

Module 1310, Application Design
Module 1320, Invention Design

Recommended literature

Hickethier, Alfred: Ein-mal-Eins der Farbe. Ravensburg: Otto Maier, 1969.
Itten, Johannes: Kunst der Farbe. Ravensburg: Otto Maier, 1970.
Albers, Josef: Interaction of Color. Köln: DuMont 1997.
Küppers, Harald: Farbe. Ursprung, Systematik, Anwendung. München: Callwey, 1972.
Zwimpfer, Moritz: Farbe. Licht, Sehen, Empfinden. Bern; Stuttgart: Paul Haupt, 1985.
Critchlow, K. Order in Space: A Design Source Book. New York: Viking Press, 1970.
Bohnacker, Hartmut, et. al. Generative Gestaltung. Mainz: Hermann Schmidt, 2009.

Buchstabe K

You will need these for certain rooms in the University and can obtain them from the Building Superintendent.