ID Module 1610 and 1620

Module code

1610 and 1620

Module title

Interaction Design Project III & IV


Interaction Design

Module type


Module form


Duration of module

1 semester

Offered in

winter and summer semesters


120 hours

Self-directed workload

360 hours

ECTS credit points


Module leader

e-mail address

Learning outcomes

After completing this module successfully you will have acquired a deeper knowledge of conceptual, design, and technical aspects of complex interaction products. You will have developed an understanding of the role of interaction design in a social context. You will be able to sketch, visualize, test, and evaluate complex operating situations in current and projected scenarios. You will have developed the skills to develop questions and answers in the light of relevant disciplines and contexts.

Module content

Interface Design studies the design and development of software and hardware for extensive man-machine interfaces and their influence on user interface design. Application Design describes the definition and extent of the functions of areas of application and the behaviour and design of software products in accordance with the requirements of graphic user interfaces and corporate design. Interactive Communication Systems looks at the design and development of net-based services, remote control services, or didactic teaching and learning systems for simple communications of wide areas of knowledge in a defined context. Invention Design looks at the definition, generation, and development of new tools and products at the interface between the real and the virtual world.

Teaching units in this module

2 of 4:
Interactive Communication systems 3 (4 contact hours)
Interface Design 3 (4 contact hours)
Application Design 3 (4 contact hours)
Invention Design (4 contact hours)

Module tutors

1 of 2: Prof. Jörg Beck, Prof. Jörg Beck
1 of 2: Prof. Hans Krämer, Prof. Hans Krämer

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, exercises, tutored project work with individualworking phases, workshop


Results of project work

Teaching language


Prerequisite for

Module 1710, Bachelor Thesis ID

Recommended literature

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: DevelopingEffective Organizational Information Systems. Berlin: Wiley-VCH, 2006.
Spence, Robert: Information Visualization: Design for Interaction. USA: PrenticeHall, 2006.

Email address

e-mail address

Buchstabe B
Bachelor of Arts

This first academic qualification is awarded after successful completion of the BA course of seven semesters (210 ECTS credit points), and qualifies you for further studies.