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Academics

Welcome to the HCI students' guide

The following figure provides an overview of all basic, advanced, and research studies we offer during the summer term (ST) and winter term (WT).



Visiting some of our current lectures is the most common way to get in touch with HCI and our workgroup. If you enjoy reading and learning HCI, you can easily schedule a mentor conversation with us, in order to arrange your academic alignment with respect to HCI as your core discipline.

In our practical courses we offer you the chance to take part in several interesting and competitive research projects. An overview of the current Bachelor- and Masterprojects is available for download.

You will be fully integrated in our project work: Taking part in regularly scheduled meetings and joning us in visiting e.g. our industrial research partners.

Due to our cooperation partners (see partners for an overview), such as the library of the university of Konstanz, you have a broad choice of highly relevant topics for a HCI based Bachelor or Master thesis.

Christian Gruen's experience with HCI Christian Gruen

Christian Gruen

"I've joined the chair HCI in April 2002. First I started with a HiWi job as part of the EU project called INVISIP. The aim of the project was to develop a Java application for visualising geo- graphical, tabular data in an innovative and at the same time intuitive way. After having first insights in the existing program code and after writing some modules for the visualisations I soon was concerned with questions about the data model. Some time later the generic system VisMeB was started. It was built to support queries on arbitrary databases, thus extending the potentiality and perspectives of the application quite a lot. Since beginning of 2004 VisMeB is being adapted for a concrete application domain: the library catalog can now be searched for any criteria, and special visualisations such as a media location display or a two-dimensional, axis oriented plot diagram were specially tailored to help the user to find his wished information a lot faster than with the conventional library system. It is very interesting to work in the workgroup HCI as all research work is closely connected to real projects, and your own idead are always welcome to be included. Spontaneous ideas can easily get the origin of a bigger project. Your own initiative is very important. Apart from the involvement in various projects, Human Computer Interaction is still quite a young research field, resulting in pros and contras: Copmpared to traditional fields of studies many publications lack a broad, empirically based scientific foundation. This absence of stuck convictions, however, is a good origin for a creative mutual work and ideas."

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