186.826 Color
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • Understand the physical principles behind color and visual perception of the human eye.
  • To perceive color more consciously and to be aware of subjective differences in visual perception.
  • To grasp the connections between human visual perception and technology, as well as to identify technological limitations in the digital representation of color.
  • To critically review and analyze current research topics in the field of visual perception and color, and identify future research topics and formulate open research questions.


Subject of course

The course consists of a theoretical lecture and a discussion of current research topics.

The lecture will present the following topics:

  • What is color - physical basics
  • Visual perception of humans
  • Visual acuity, contrast vision, color vision deficiencies
  • Simulations of and assistive technology for vision impairments
  • Color spectra
  • Colorimetry
  • Color spaces and transformations
  • Visual perception in virtual and augmented reality

Teaching methods

Lecture to teach the basics

Independent reading of scientific articles

Critical discussion and analysis of current research

The lecture will be given online in the winter semester 2023/24. (The TUWEL course with Zoom links will be available on October, 2nd, 2023.)

The lecture is given in English with English slides.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS-Breakdown: 3 ECTS = 75 hours

12 h lecture time
15 h reading and critical reflection on selected research papers
  2 h discussion of current research topics
45 h preparation for the exam
  1 h exam
75 h. equals 3 ECTS at 25 h each.




Course dates

Tue11:00 - 13:0003.10.2023 - 19.12.2023 (LIVE)Lecture
Tue11:00 - 13:0009.01.2024 (LIVE)Discussion Session
Color - Single appointments
Tue03.10.202311:00 - 13:00 Lecture
Tue10.10.202311:00 - 13:00 Lecture
Tue17.10.202311:00 - 13:00 Lecture
Tue14.11.202311:00 - 13:00 Lecture
Tue28.11.202311:00 - 13:00 Lecture
Tue05.12.202311:00 - 13:00 Lecture
Tue12.12.202311:00 - 13:00 Lecture
Tue19.12.202311:00 - 13:00 Lecture
Tue09.01.202411:00 - 13:00 Discussion Session

Examination modalities

Oral examination (in German or English) of the lecture content and the scientific articles that were read and discussed in the lecture.
Exam dates in January and February or by appointment (contact Univ.Lektorin Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Katharina Krösl).

Exams for the semester of 2020/21 or previous cannot be taken anymore.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.09.2023 09:00

Registration modalities

Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich, wird aber empfohlen, um auf alle Unterlagen Zugriff zu haben, um die Kommunikation zu erleichtern (z.B. Absage bei Krankheit des Vortragenden) und um bei der abschließenden LVA-Beurteilung teilnehmen zu können.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 932 Visual Computing Mandatory elective


The slides (in English) will be available for download in the TUWEL course, after each lecture.