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Seminar for the Bachelor-project Human-Computer Interaction


Harald Reiterer







PZ901 / Z924


Mo 10:00 - 11:30


Learning Content
At the beginning of the class topics will be contracted out to participants. Topics will be with close regards to content and task to the individually selected bachelor-project in human-computer interaction (see related class description). Due to this students will perform theoretical preparatory work to the bachelor-project. The seminar for the bachelor-project is to be simultaneously accomplished during the 1st part of the bachelor-project. Topics will be presented approximatly in the middle of the semester as part of a colloquium that is visited by participants of the bachelor-project. Participants will be required to present their working progress regularly. The seminar will be accompanied by the groupware-system BSCW, that is, documents will be saved in the BSCW, personal supervision will be augmented by groupware-technologies, and electronical communication between all participants should be initiated..

Learning Objectives
Independent scientific work practice as preparation to the bachelor-project and the bachelor thesis. At the end, the students will be capable of developing a topic, present it intelligibly, and write it down adequately. This includes the thorough use of literature, presentation skills, use of presentation media and scientific writing skills. Thereby, students will be well prepared both methodologically and subject-specific to write the bachelors thesis.

A total of 120 hours divided into

  • 28 hours study with compulsory attendance
  • 92 hours self-study


Basic knowledge of Human-Computer Interaction, e.g. by having attended the lecture “Human-Computer Interaction” or “Computer Graphics and Interactive Systems”.

Classes do not take place each week. Rather, participants are supervised on an individual basis through dedicated lecturers. At the end of the project one will have to present his findings to an audience.






  • A term paper 10 pages (ACM Format)
  • 45 min presentation


Depends on the specific topic and will be coordinated with the supervisor.