384.160 Human-Machine Interaction
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, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify usability problems and distinguish usability from user experience by knowing about human factors. They are also able to understand interaction design as a means of creating "good" user interfaces and to design usability tests for finding usability problems. They understand multimodality and mobility, as well as the basic problem of human-robot interaction.

Subject of course

The following topics are covered by this lecture course

- Usability / User Experience

- Human Factors

- User-Centered / Usage-Centered Design

- Interaction Design

- Usability Test / Study

- Multimodal Interfaces

- Designing UIs of Mobile Devices

- Human-Robot Interaction



Teaching methods

The professor presents the content and triggers discussion.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed14:00 - 14:4502.03.2022 Zoom Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/96407218906?pwd=RXVweGNTS0ZjMkV3bjNVL2RSbDRVQT09 (LIVE)Vorbesprechung & Usability Problems
Tue15:00 - 16:0026.04.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93641248491?pwd=U2QxbllPVW5EMTQzcWhhVVhMNHdnQT09 (LIVE)HMI Q&A

Examination modalities

Oral examination using ZOOM, where both microphone and camera are required;

examination dates as agreed with the lecturer

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.02.2022 00:00 30.06.2022 13:00 30.06.2022 13:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 504 Master programme Embedded Systems Not specified


David Raneburger, David Alonso-Ríos, Roman Popp, Hermann Kaindl, Jürgen Falb, A User Study with GUIs Tailored for Smartphones, in Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT 2013, Part II, Springer LNCS 8118, Springer LNCS 8118, 2013, pp. 505−512.

Cristian Bogdan, Dominik Ertl, Helge Hüttenrauch, Michael Göller, Anders Green, Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh, Jürgen Falb and Hermann Kaindl, Evaluation of robot body movements supporting communication: Towards HRI on the move, in New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2011, pp. 185−210.

Larry Constantine and Lucy Lockwood, Software for Use: A Practical Guide to the Models and Methods of Usage-Centered Design, ACM Press/Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. New York, NY, 1999

Joëlle Coutaz, Laurence Nigay, Daniel Salber, Ann Blandford, Jon May, and Richard M. Young. Four easy pieces for assessing the usability of multimodal interaction: the CARE properties. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '95), pages 115−120, 1995.

Jason Farman, Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media, Routledge, 2013.

Karen Holtzblatt and Hugh Beyer, Contextual Design: Evolved, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.

Steven Hoober and Eric Berkman, Designing Mobile Interfaces, O'Reilly, 2012.

Roman Popp, David Raneburger and Hermann Kaindl, Tool Support for Automated Multi-device GUI Generation from Discourse-based Communication Models, in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS'13), London, United Kingdom, 2013.

David Raneburger, Roman Popp, David Alonso-Ríos, Hermann Kaindl, Jürgen Falb, A User Study with GUIs Tailored for Smartphones and Tablet PCs, in Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC'13), 2013, pp. 3727−3732.

Yvonne Rogers, Helen Sharp and Jenny Preece, Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 3rd ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

Adriana de Souza e Silva and Jordan Frith, Mobile Interfaces In Public Spaces: Locational Privacy, Control, and Urban Sociability, Taylor & Francis, 2012.