180.812 (20W) Human Centered Computing I (HCC)

Wintersemester 2020/21

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13.10.2020 09:00 - 13:00 , online Off Campus
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LV-Titel englisch
Human Centered Computing I (HCC)
Vorlesung-Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
41 (25 max.)
zum Moodle-Kurs

NOTE 1: In case the number of registered participants exceeds the maximal number of participants (25) students in the Media and Convergence Management program and students in the Games Studies & Engineering program will be favoured.

NOTE 2: In case you want to register for this course but have not yet received a student number from University of Klagenfurt, you can register for this course by sending an email to Mrs. Kerstin Smounig. Make sure you send your registration email before the end of Sunday 11 October, 2020.

If you already have your student number, please register for the course (before the end of Sunday 11 October, 2020) in the Campus-System.


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Intendierte Lernergebnisse

After successfully completing the course, a student 

  • has developed a visual literacy and an awareness of the importance of visual design in digital media and print media 
  • is familiar with the domain-specific vocabulary 
  • is able to identify essential design flaws in others' visual designs and knows how to avoid such in his/her own designs 
  • is able to make appropriate decisions regarding font selection, color selection, and element layout for visual designs
  • is familiar with some of the basic psychological processes involved in visual communication and interpretation of visual information
  • understands and can use the basic concepts, elements and principles of visual design

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

lectures, practical and theoretical in-class exercises, hand-in sheets, group project, exam


Not only artistically talented persons and design experts can create appealing and purposeful visual designs. This course is for the beginning "visual communicator", or anyone who wants to shape convincing visual designs (such as graphical user interfaces for desktop applications and mobile apps, web pages, posters, logotypes, presentation slides, flyers). This course provides the theoretical and practical foundations necessary for effective visual communication.


  • human-centered design
  • visual psychology / human perception
  • design theory
  • typography / text
  • color theory
  • graphics / images
  • information graphics

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse


Curriculare Anmeldevoraussetzungen



Most introductory books on visual design covers most (or many) of the topics discussed in the course. Below is a list of some suitable books. The list could easily be extended. The university library has a nice collection, including some of the books listed below. 

In English: 

  • Evans, P. & Thomas, M.A.: Exploring the Elements of Design, Delmar, 2013. 
  • Johnson, J.: Designing with the Mind in Mind, Morgan Kaufmann, 2014. 
  • Lidwell, W., Holden, K., & Butler, J.: Design – Die 100 Prinzipen für erfolgreiche Gestaltung, stiebner, 2004. 
  • Millman, D.: The Essential Principles of Graphic Design, How Books, 2008. 
  • Poulin, R.: The Language of Graphic Design, Rockport, 2011. 
  • Schlatter, T. & Levinson, D.: Visual Usability. Morgan Kaufmann, 2013. 

In German: 

  • Stapelkamp, T.: Screen- und Interfacedesign, Springer, 2007. 
  • Teeps I.E.: Joy-of-Use, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2006. 
  • Thissen, F.: Kompendium, Screen-Design, Springer, 2001. 
  • Wäger, M.: Grafik und Gestaltung, Galileo Press, 2010.



  • Hand-In sheets
  • Design project


Content covered in the online lectures and content covered in the Hand-In sheets: 

  • human-centered design
  • visual psychology / human perception
  • design theory
  • typography / text
  • color theory
  • graphics / images
  • information graphics


The course grade depends on the achieved score for the submitted solutions to the Hand-In sheets and on the achieved score on the design project. For a positive grade, a student needs to achieve a minimum of 50 percent-points on each part (Hand-In sheets and design project). Both parts are weighted by 50% into the grade.


Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Media and Convergence Management (SKZ: 150, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Human Centered Computing (HCC) (Pflichtfach)
      • Human Centered Computing II (HCC II) ( 2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.812 Human Centered Computing I (HCC) (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 2. Semester empfohlen

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Sommersemester 2020
  • 180.812 VC Human Centered Computing I (HCC) (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2019
  • 180.812 VC Human Centered Computing I (HCC) (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2018
  • 180.812 VC Human Centered Computing I (HCC) (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2017
  • 180.812 VK Human Centered Computing I (HCC) (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 180.812 VC Human Centered Computing (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2015
  • 180.812 VK Human Centered Computing (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2014
  • 180.812 VK Human Centered Computing (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)