188.460 Multimedia Interfaces
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, to be held in blocked form


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

Learning outcomes

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

Cognitive and practical competences:

- Abilitity to design, develop and evaluate own applications with multi-sensory user interfaces

- Ability to integrate state-of-the-art sensors and/or actuators with suitable software and hardware control into an application

- Ability to design user study to assess multi-sensory interfaces, from the experimental protocol to the statistical analyses of the data.

Technical background and methodological competencies: Students learn about

- Basics of human sensory perception

- New types of (2D/3D) interaction, new interfaces

- Basics of statistics for assessing multimedia interfaces

- Application of various multi-sensory technologies in different application areas and their implications for humans and society

Subject of course

Special lecture about multimedia based and non conventional user interfaces:

  • Human sensory systems (vision, hearing, haptics…)
  • Multisensory integration, and human perception-cognition-action loop
  • Multimedia Hardware: Input & Output devices for stimulating sensory systems in 2d and 3d interactions (displays, tracking, sensors…)
  • How to design an experiment to assess multimedia interfaces? (experimental protocol, hypothesis, user study, statistical analyses)
  • Human factors in the design of Human Computer Interfaces, current and future challenges

Teaching methods

Frontal lecture with many examples in pictures and videos

Presentation and discussion of simple application examples

Reading scientific articles about Multimedia Interfaces

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

ECTS Breakdown - 3 ECTS ~ 75h

16h lectures (8*2h)

25h oral preparation

25h exam preparation

4h oral exam seminar

2h written exam


Lectures dates: See below to see the schedule

Zoom link to attend: 





Course dates

Mon10:00 - 11:0002.10.2023 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98249809083?pwd=TXkxbWRHUWtnOTNIOVovd0RSTGF1QT09Vorbesprechung
Tue10:00 - 12:0017.10.2023 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98249809083?pwd=TXkxbWRHUWtnOTNIOVovd0RSTGF1QT092- Vision
Tue10:00 - 12:0031.10.2023 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98249809083?pwd=TXkxbWRHUWtnOTNIOVovd0RSTGF1QT093- hearing
Tue10:00 - 12:0007.11.2023 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98249809083?pwd=TXkxbWRHUWtnOTNIOVovd0RSTGF1QT094- Haptics
Tue10:00 - 12:0021.11.2023 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98249809083?pwd=TXkxbWRHUWtnOTNIOVovd0RSTGF1QT095- Locomotion
Tue10:00 - 12:0005.12.2023 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98249809083?pwd=TXkxbWRHUWtnOTNIOVovd0RSTGF1QT096- Miscellaneous
Tue10:00 - 12:0012.12.2023 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98249809083?pwd=TXkxbWRHUWtnOTNIOVovd0RSTGF1QT097- MMI evaluations
Tue10:00 - 12:0019.12.2023 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98249809083?pwd=TXkxbWRHUWtnOTNIOVovd0RSTGF1QT098- User centered Design and Conclusion
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written (50% of the final grade) and Oral (50% of the final grade) exam

The written exam will last 2 hours and will consist of proposing a solution to a problem related to multimedia interfaces based on the state of the art presented in the course.

The oral exam will be a 10 minutes presentation of a research paper. Students will have to choose in the first weeks which paper the want to study and will have to present it during the oral exam session.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.10.2023 09:00 10.10.2023 20:00 10.10.2023 20:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 932 Visual Computing Mandatory elective
066 935 Media and Human-Centered Computing Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

No major requirements but, knowledge in computer graphics, User Interfaces, Multimedia-Technology are advantageous. Inscription in the master studies is absolutely necessary!!!