Winter semester 2017/18

We are very sorry that the LSF isn’t available in English. Please check your classes with your Buddy or a fellow student. Also notice, that in the beginning of 2018 LSF will be replaced by unisono and therefore available in English.

 

Mandatory Modules

  • Fundaments of interaction design from the aesthetics, labor and cognition psychology.
  • Design theory: Distributed Cognition, Activity Theory, Structuration Theory and Affordances: Particularities of media channels through text, image, video, audio and animation.
  • Fundaments of task and labor analysis.
  • Elemental technologies: Web-based systems, Peer-to-Peer systems, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Fundaments of software and media ergonomy.
  • Methods for user-oriented interaction design.
  • Organizational aspects of complex interaction design.

Lectures in detail.

Various design paradigms have been developed during the history of human computer interaction. Actually, it is internationally discussed about, for example, “Situated Paradigm” (Harrison, et al., 2007). The lecture’s main focus resides on the presentation of such flows in HCI research with empirical methods. Here, technical, human and natural understandings as well as social environment are picked up as a central theme, while observing the relations between praxis in development and utilization contexts, and which effects they might have on other disciplines. Finally, the lectures poses the question of if and how the relations between development concepts and praxis can be organized as reflexive technical development. From those aspects, the lecture’s goal focuses on the paradigmatic presentation of various well-designed empirical HCI concepts, in order to offer a multi-perspective introduction into the HCI school of thought. It also offers explanation of different HCI concepts, which are elemental for the corresponding empirical design methods.

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The definition of interface describes the possibilities of communicating with other people either directly with or through digital media (such as generating, exchanging, receiving and collecting data and information). This communication flows either interactively or participatively. Digital interactivity is a new cultural technology, which conception and design decides upon the success or failure of a certain communication. This module offers students an introduction and fundamentals of design-scientific analysis and interactive media design in the areas of arts, industry, entertainment and scientific systems. The interface needs to be re-conceptualized; for being observed until now as a user surface, it needs to be understood as a device for the interaction of speech, thinking and acting for knowledge visibility and objectification, which is formed through action. The work formats, which are put into practice during the modules, cover from artificial and applied networks through interventions in urban and media spaces to DJ and VJ projects and installations.

 

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Elective Modules
  • Information as organizational resource
  • Information management theories
  • Strategies of information supply
  • Enterprise Architecture Management
  • IT und Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring
  • Corporative models of information economics
  • IT Service Management
  • Organization of information supply as a service, as well as ITIL
  • IT Governance
  • IT Portfolio management
  • Analysis of information requirements
  • Analysis of economic viability of IT
  • Information modeling, as well as methods, meta and referential models

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  • Modelling and complexity
  • Linear optimization
  • Combinatory optimization
  • Constraint Programming
  • Meta heuristics
  • Simulation

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The seminar contents depend on the Faculty III academics.

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The seminar focuses on and deepens into diverse HCI topics. Each seminar participant works on an individually given topic, as well. For that purpose, he/she researches on his/her own, also with literature support of the seminar teacher. Usually, the work results are presented during the seminar, for being then discussed in group and worked upon in word (home project).

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Supplementary Modules
  • Fundaments of internet economy
  • E-Business segments
  • Electronic markets and virtual marketplaces (fundamentals and structures, dis-intermediation, trans-mediation and re-intermediation)
  • Business models of E-Procurement (fundaments and examples of Business-to-Business marketplaces)
  • Knowledge transfer about fundamentals of transactional theory
  • Transfer of the transactional theory concepts into electronically supported E-Business and eCommerce transactions
  • Media competence and media acceptance

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  • Protection goals
  • Security analysis
  • Multilateral security
  • Security for individual computers
  • Internet security
  • Mobile systems security
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Safety-friendly data technologies

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Cultural techniques can be understood as systematic relations between persons, objects and signs; as practical forms, which are embedded in artifacts. Famous examples are those such as the practices in pictorial, visual, aural and written and numerical forms, but also “body techniques”. Media technologies can be differentially analyzed based on such cultural techniques, and recurring to body techniques offers, theoretically, overcoming the difference between culture and society, and technical artifacts. The theoretical requirements for these procedures are acquired through the reworking of theories in the fields of anthropology and media anthropology, ethnography and media ethnography, cultural studies, media theory, media archeology, science and knowledge history, discourse analysis laboratory studies, STS, actor-network theory, etc.

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  • Text: This module focuses primarily on the applicability of theories regarding hyper and para-textuality on concrete research objects, the relation of literacy for primary and secondary orality, as well as the aesthetic forwardness of analog and digital texts (handwriting and printed text). It also conceptualizes the phenomenon of text as structure (language and signification) and as a semiosis (speech and writing) while discussing its different perspectives.
  • Image: The module’s main focus resides on the various picture theories as well as their corresponding practical and production contexts. Deepening research are undergone for this purpose, with focuses such as visual perception, visual magic, visual mnemotechnical meaning, “visual turns”, the “visual culture” phenomenon and information visualization.
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This module focuses on the dynamics and dialectics between culture and society, for what the contemporary inter-dependencies of culture and society in regional, national and international are analyzed in a comparative perspective. Culture, henceforth, will be understood as a variable regulation framework, whose systems and sub-systems construct, constitute and modify society. This module also observes media in their construction of cultural practices and also focusing on knowledge acquisition processes, as well as in decoding the social construction of reality.Seminar in detail.
Fundaments of probability theory- Chance processes
– Discrete and continuous devision of chance variables
– Point and range estimation
– Statistical testing
– Fundamental process of inferential-statistical verification of relations as well as differences

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– Definition, range and historical development of media law as in the legal field
– Meaning of media in the communication process
– The communication rights, according to Art.5 of GG as “Constitution” of the media law (freedom of
opinion)
– Press, broadcasting and film rights
– Censorship banning
– Condition frameworks for artists (art freedom)
– Contra-law: constitutional defence of implicated individuals (human dignity, right of personality)
– Meaning of the Constitution for the protection of private media agents (fundamental rights over third
persons)
– Children media protection
– Influence of the European Law
– Relevance of EMRK and the decisions of the EGMR

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