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Seminar: New Trends in HCI - Role of Visions in HCI


Harald Reiterer


Daniel Klinkhammer





PZ 901


Di / Tu: 17:00 - 18:30


There are many visions that touch on the future of human-computer interaction (hci). Some idealised views end up discredited with advances in knowledge, while others now appear remarkably prescient. Visions allow us to consider what our preferred future for computing and interaction might be. Even before computing was conceived, visionary thinkers in art, science, the popular press and science fiction presented visions of a world underpinned by computing. [Quigley et al.]
In this seminar we would like to take a look on popular visions in hci (e.g. the vision of ubiquitous computing). Each student will be assigned to one specific vision and will present it in detail. Furthermore we will discuss the influences of the vision on the hci community and whether is has become or will become reality or not.

Learning Objectives
During this seminar, participants will analyze different visions in order to create a more holistic view.

Participants must have successfully completed the courses "Mensch-Computer-Interaktion" or "Computergrafik und Interaktive Systeme".






  • 45 min seminar presentation in the course. It includes 15 min discussion.
  • The participation in the 1st meeting is mandatory. All topics will be introduced and the schedule will be announced.
  • 10 pages term paper in ACM format (roughly 16 pages standard format)


Vision Wiki:
Quigley, A.; Dix, A.; Mackay, W.; Ishii, H.; Steimle, J.: Visions and visioning in CHI: CHI 2013 special interest group meeting; CHI EA '13; ACM