Teaching - Summer Term 2021

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Hints about summer term 2021

Dear students

All teaching activities of the institute of media informatics in this semester will be offered as online courses with few exceptions.

Please follow the links to learn about about special teaching conditions in general 
and the offers of the faculty of computer sciences this term offered by the university's or faculty's task forces.
Detailed information about the courses are as usual presented via the subpages indicated here.

Thank you for your co-operation!

Lecture Courses, Summer Term 2021

Lecture Courses, Bachelor Level

  • Data Visualization

    This lecture course deals with basics of information visualisation and scientific visualisation. The concept of the visualisation pipeline serves as a common thread to contextualise all introced techniques. The main focus is put on interactive visualisation techniques which allow for interacting e.g. by filtering or manipulating visualisation parameters.

    Further details

  • Digital Media

    We will consider elementary topics such as digital representation, capacity exigencies of digital media, coding and compression, distribution, and also text, graphics, audio, video formats.

    Further details

  • Law and Media (Medienrecht)

    The distribution of information via digital media is embedded in several partial areas of law.
    The lecture course concentrates on the following four sections: trademark right, domain right, copy right law, and competition law.

    Information about this cours (in German)

  • Principles in Design II

    This lecture course is about the design of creative media and communication, in particular the visual interpretation of auditive events, screen typography, audiovisual dramaturgy, functual and formal-aesthetic design practice and general systematic design methods.

    Further details in German

  • User Interface Software Technologies

    The lecture course first addresses the basics of interactive systems and the introduction of user interfaces. Apart from practical aspects, we will go into the details of various media and formal descriptive methods, e.g., special dialogue notations. If convenient, we will introduce case studies in Java.

    Further information (in German)

Lecture Courses, Master Level

  • Data Visualization

    This lecture course deals with basics of information visualisation and scientific visualisation. The concept of the visualisation pipeline serves as a common thread to contextualise all introced techniques. The main focus is put on interactive visualisation techniques which allow for interacting e.g. by filtering or manipulating visualisation parameters.

    Further details

  • Law and Media (Medienrecht)

    The distribution of information via digital communication channals is embedded in various subareas of law. The lecture course focusses on the most relevant parts of German law.

    Further details in German

  • GPU Programming

    Students will obtain a good understanding of the graphics pipeline and its programmable stages. They will be able to distribute the tasks of a computer graphics algorithm among the different stages of the graphics pipeline efficiently. Moreover, they will be able to implement some of the most commonly used algorithms in real-time computer graphics. Furthermore, students will have a general idea of the GPU architectures and how to implement efficiently parallel algorithms in the GPU using Compute shaders and CUDA.

    Further information

Seminars, Summer Term 2021

Seminars, Bachelor Level

  • Data Visualisation/Visual Computing (Proseminar)

    This proseminar is about topics of data visualisation.

    We kindly invite you to chose one of the topics on offer or introduce your preferred one.

    Additional information

  • Visual Computing (Seminar)

    This seminar includes fundamental and current research topics of the research group Visual Computing. The range of topics encompasses computer graphics, image processing, visualization, and computer vision.

    The seminar is a joint course of bachelor and master students.
    For further information please take a look at the central page of the course.

  • Graduate Seminar

    The graduate seminar is dedicated to all master students to give them the opportunity to show their thesis results to the public. It also provides a platform to present project results or results of the applied subject projects.

    All interested colleagues and students are warmly invited to join this event.

    Further details

Seminars, Master Level

  • Research Trends in Visual Computing (Seminar)

    This seminar includes fundamental and current research topics of the research group Visual Computing. The range of topics encompasses computer graphics, image processing, visualization, and computer vision.

    Further information

  • Graduate Seminar

    The graduate seminar is dedicated to all master students to give them the opportunity to show their thesis results to the public. It also provides a platform to present project results or results of the applied subject projects.

    All interested colleagues and students are warmly invited to join this event.

    Further details

About proseminars and seminars of the research group Human Computer Interaction

Prof. Dr Rukzio is on sabbatical leave this semester. The HCI group does not offer seminars this term.

Applied Subjects and Projects, Summer Term 2021

Applied Subjects, Bachelor Level

  • Computer Grafics (Applied subject)

    The projects will focus on research problems in the field of real-time rendering of computer graphics.

    Further information

  • Data Visualisation (Applied subject)

    The projects are about information visualisation and scientific visualisation. The focus lies on interactive techniques which enable to interact with the visualisation, e.g. via filtering or change of rendering parameters.

    Further information

  • Interactive Story Telling and Multimedia based Production (Applied Subject)

    In the age of internet and digital media, content is not exclusivly produced for single media but mostly aim at several media at a time. Thus the students are induced to develop creative approaches of design and to prototypically realise their ideas by using contemporary technologies of multimedia production. They thus acquire indispensable competences in interface management.

    Further information in German

  • Interactive Systems II (Applied Subject)

    Interactive Systems II is part of the applied subject of the same name in the master programme media informatics.

    Part one has already started off with analysing suboptimal concepts of interactions of existing systems. This term, you will then preconceive, plan, and initiate a redesign process. All phases will be supplemented by short presentations about usually appearing common problems with direct link to the actual project work.

    The course is conceived as problem centred and will mostly resort to group based work.

    Further information in German

     

  • Sketching with Hardware (Applied Subject)

    The basic object of this applied subject is to convey a multitude of techniques and tools which allow for building hardware centred prototypes of interactive systems. The obtained knowledge will be performed by carrying out a selfmade project.

    Further information (in German)

Applied subjects and Projects, Master Level

  • Computer Graphics (Applied Subject/Project)

    The projects will focus on research problems in the field of real-time grafics rendering.

    Further information

  • Data Visualisierung (Applied Subject/Project)

    The projects are about information visualisation and scientific visualisation. The focus lies on interactive techniques which enable to interact with the visualisation, e.g. via filtering or change of rendering parameters.

    Further information

  • Deep Learning for Graphics and Visualization (Applied Subject)

    This project in the framework of an applied subject for media informatics focusses on research topics related to deep learning approaches.

    After a first stage in which the research teams are established, they will chose and work on application subjects. The main objectives are set with the help of the lecturer and the tutors.

    Further Information

  • Design Thinking (Applied Subject/Project)

    Design Thinking is a specific approach that will be conceptually introduced and learnt. As a case examles, new interaction techniques will be enhanced or developed from scratch. The then initiated project has as purpose to create and evaluate an executable prototypic system.

    Further informationen

  • Human Computer Interaction (Applied Subject)

    This course is an offer to extensively explor research topics of human computer interaction. The project will first be conceptualised based on existing research. You will then draw and discuss a realistic schedule of subsequent tasks. The project itself will be carried out in small groups of four to five students.

    Further information

  • Sketching with Hardware (Applied Subject)

    The basic object of this applied subject is to convey a multitude of techniques and tools which allow for building hardware centred prototypes of interactive systems. The obtained knowledge will be performed by carrying out a selfmade project.

    Further information (in German)

  • User Centered Design (Project)

    This course offers an occasion to go through the entire process of the user centered design approach. In particular, the initiated projects will focus on the development and enhancement of novel interaction techniques in the aim of creating and evaluating an executable prototypic system.

    Further informationen