188.461 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.

2022S, LU, 1.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to create an application with a multi-sensory user interface. They have experience with the selected sensors, actuators or displays and are able to design and implement hardware and software for interaction with the application.

Subject of course

Design and Implementation of selected aspects of multi modal user interfaces. Some topics will be: Eye tracking, Tangible Interfaces, Tracking and Motion Capturing, Locomotion, 3D interaction, Sound rendering, Perceptional illusions in VR...

Teaching methods

First lessons will be held at the beginning of the semester to introduce the different topics students could choose and the basics of each projects.

Alternatively or additionally documents can be made available, which introduce the specialized knowledge necessary for the own application.

In the first phase a short written concept of the application is to be provided, which is discussed then with the course leaders.

In the second phase, the hardware and software of the application is designed and implemented. Suitable laboratory equipment is available for the implementation. Course leaders will be available one hour per week to answer students questions and give appropriate feedback on their projects.

In the final phase, the application or prototype will be evaluated through:

- a short document summurazing the work done

- a short proof of concept video demonstrating the results

- a short oral to present the project

Mode of examination


Additional information

Design and Implementation of selected aspects of multi modal user interfaces

ECTS Breakdown - 1.5 ECTS ~ 37.5h

3h    Introduction and concept development
25h  Topic implementation
8h    Documentations (code, mid term and final reports) and demo video
2h    Final presentation


Office hour dates if you have questions:

Every Wednesday 9-10h




First report deadline: Wednesday 8th April

Final report deadline: Wednesday 15th June

Oral presentation: Monday 20th June (9-11h)



Course dates

Wed09:00 - 10:0009.03.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93789831214?pwd=bGJ1empKdzJ2Q1VvT0VXNVUrczc0Zz09Vorbesprechung

Examination modalities

The final grade will be assessed as follows:

- The assessment of the final hardware or software prototype at the time of presentation/delivery (70%)

- The quality and completeness of the video and documentation (20%)

- The final presentation (10%)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.03.2022 12:00 17.03.2022 00:00 23.03.2022 22:00


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 932 Visual Computing Mandatory elective
066 935 Media and Human-Centered Computing Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Programming skills (C#, C++), basic computer graphics knowledge