User Interface Design

Peter Knobloch
Design, Industrial Design 2
2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S00457


The objective of the lecture is to impart & develop fundamental theories, principles and approaches for the design of user interfaces.

By the means of examples and practical exercises the following topics will by gradually developed:

  • History, people, literature, references
  • Information- and interaction elements
  • Design principles
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Types of user interfaces
  • Strategies for the design process

Examination Modalities

For the successful completion of the course the following criteria will be used:

  • Constant and punctual participation (min. 70% attendance)
  • Submission and presentation of the exercises results (50%  of the grade)
  • Active participation in the discussion (50%  of the grade)


Maximum number of participants: 24

Key Words

HCI, Human–computer interaction, Human-computer interface, MMI, Man-machine interface, UI, User interface, Usability, Usability engineering, User interface design, User interface engineering, UX, User experience, Benutzungsschnittstelle, MMS, Mensch-Maschine-System, Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstelle


17 March 2020, 16:30–18:00 Online
21 April 2020, 16:00–17:30 Online
28 April 2020, 16:00–17:30 Online
05 May 2020, 16:00–17:30 Online
12 May 2020, 16:00–17:30 Online
19 May 2020, 16:00–17:30 Online
26 May 2020, 16:00–17:30 Online
09 June 2020, 16:00–17:30 Online
16 June 2020, 16:00–17:30 Online

Course Enrolment

From 01 February 2020, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations

Industrial Design (1. Section): User Interface Design

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (2. Section): In-depth Free Electives

Fine Arts (2. Section): Subject-specific Techniques

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Artistic Practice in Technical Context

Individual courses: possible