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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.

Thomas Memmel's experience with HCI Thomas Memmel

Thomas Memmel

"First time I got in touch with HCI was in the lecture on human-computer interaction which I visited in my 4th semester. After all the courses I visited on software engineering and algorithms before, it was in my opinion one of the most important issues according to software development, particularly with regard to user interface design.
I committed to the practical course and the seminar on HCI in winter term 2001/2002 and became involved into the Invisip project as a programmer, designing the data model, the user interface and some visualizations.
During that time I could deepen my skills in Java and came into contact with project management as well as extreme programming techniques.
As an usability engineer or user interface consultant, you have the possibility to be involved in important parts of the value-added chain. You have to be a communicative and comprehensively educated person, who can also act as a key mediator between technical staff and management.
It may be helpful to visit collateral courses on management, laws and economy to get insight into other important areas of business."

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