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Assignment 2 is available

Written on 23.05.24 by Artin Saberpour

Dear students,

I would like to announce that Assignment 2 is now available. I hope you find the questions engaging and enjoy solving them.

Best,

Saberpour

Milestone 2 deadline on May 23rd

Written on 22.05.24 (last change on 22.05.24) by Artin Saberpour

Dear Students,

This is an important reminder regarding the upcoming deadline for the 2nd milestone of your project. As stated on the organization slides, the correct deadline for the 2nd milestone is May 23rd.

Please note that there was an error on the CMS added earlier today, which incorrectly… Read more

Dear Students,

This is an important reminder regarding the upcoming deadline for the 2nd milestone of your project. As stated on the organization slides, the correct deadline for the 2nd milestone is May 23rd.

Please note that there was an error on the CMS added earlier today, which incorrectly displayed the deadline as May 29th. This has been fixed later, and the correct deadline of May 23rd is now reflected on the CMS as well.

To avoid any confusion or missed deadlines, we ask all students to refer to the information provided on the organization slides for accurate details regarding deadlines and administrative matters.

Thank you for your attention and have wonderful submissions.

Best regards,

Saberpour

[Important Reminder]: Tutorial Session Preferences Submission

Written on 19.04.24 (last change on 30.04.24) by Artin Saberpour

Dear Students,

This is a gentle reminder regarding the announcement sent yesterday regarding the submission of your tutorial session preferences. We wish to reiterate the importance of your participation in this process to ensure that your preferences are taken into account during the allocation… Read more

Dear Students,

This is a gentle reminder regarding the announcement sent yesterday regarding the submission of your tutorial session preferences. We wish to reiterate the importance of your participation in this process to ensure that your preferences are taken into account during the allocation process.

As mentioned previously, due to limitations with the CMS, we are unable to accommodate the selection of preferred group members for tutorial sessions through its internal algorithm. Therefore, your input via the Google Form is crucial for ensuring a working allocation. https://forms.gle/v18cixtfvXa9Dxy66

Important Notes:

  • To facilitate a valid allocation, please ensure that you rate at least 2 tutorial sessions with non-negative ratings (Okay or preferred). Failure to do so may result in challenges with the allocation process, and we cannot guarantee that the allocations would work for everyone.
  • Kindly ensure that you submit your answers by the deadline on Saturday April 20th, 23:59'. Please note that inquiries about allocated tutorial sessions not working will not be considered after the deadline for those who do not submit their preferences.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us: ias24@cs.uni-saarland.de.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Best,

Artin

[Important Announcement]: Tutorial Session Preferences

Written on 18.04.24 (last change on 30.04.24) by Artin Saberpour

Dear Students,

We wish to inform you that due to limitations with the CMS, we are unable to accommodate the selection of preferred group members for tutorial sessions through allocation with its internal algorithm. Therefore, we have devised an alternative approach to ensure that your preferences… Read more

Dear Students,

We wish to inform you that due to limitations with the CMS, we are unable to accommodate the selection of preferred group members for tutorial sessions through allocation with its internal algorithm. Therefore, we have devised an alternative approach to ensure that your preferences are taken into account.

We kindly request your participation in submitting your preferences for all the tutorial sessions via the following Google Form no later than Saturday April 20th, 23:59':

https://forms.gle/v18cixtfvXa9Dxy66

Your input will assist us in allocating tutorial sessions in alignment with your preferences.

Please take note of the following important instructions:

  • Ensure that you submit your preference for all the offered tutorial sessions.
  • If you have specific fellow students you would like to form a group with, please include their matriculation numbers in your form submission. It is essential that they also submit the same tutorial preferences to ensure synchronization.
  • If you prefer not to input your information on the Google Forms platform, please send the exact relative data to us via email at ias24@cs.uni-saarland.de.
  • Kindly submit your data no later than Saturday April 20th, 23:59' to allow for timely processing.

Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated, and it will contribute to a smoother tutorial session allocation process.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Best regards,
Artin

Interactive Systems


The first class starts on Thursday April 18 2024, 14:15-16:00 (Building E1 3 – Lecture Hall 2).

 

Registration Deadline for Course & Tutorials: Saturday, April 20 2024 (23:59)

 

Note: We will upload videos from the last online iteration of this lecture. These will serve as additional learning material. 
Nevertheless, only the content of the on-site lecture is relevant for the exam. The online videos may differ from this.

 

Registration

It is mandatory for all participants to register (in CMS) before or on Saturday, April 20 2024 (23:59).

  • Students of Media informatics B.Sc.: no restriction. Note that this lecture replaces Ubiquitous Media; i.e., you cannot attend this lecture if you have previously completed Ubiquitous Media.
  • Students of Media informatics M.Sc.: you can enroll in this class if you have not taken it as part of your B.Sc. (either because you have been at another university, or you were enrolled in a BSc program other than Media Informatics). If you have taken the course “Ubiquitous Media Design” previously, then you cannot take this course.
  • Students of Computer science: from summer term 2020, the lecture counts as an Advanced Lecture for Bachelor/Master Computer Science, Embedded Systems and Entrep. Cypersecurity. Please refer to LSF for details on the curriculae, and version of exam.
  • Students of other curricula where Interactive Systems is part of your Module Handbook (e.g. Educational Technology) and you have not taken Ubiquitous Media: You can just register for the lecture.
  • Students of other curricula where Interactive Systems is not part of your Module Handbook: Decision on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Artin Saberpour for further information.

 

Important: Later in the semester, you have to register for the exam on HISPOS.

 

Note on transfer of credit from previous semesters:

  • “I have successfully completed the exercises and projects of IAS in summer term 23, but have not passed the final exam. Can I just write the exam?”
    Yes you can transfer your exercises and projects from IAS in summer term 23 to IAS in summer term 24, so you do not have to hand in exercises and project assignments a second time. Please contact Artin Saberpour before April 20 2024 (23:59).
  • You cannot transfer partial grades from previous IAS lectures.

 

 

Description

This course introduces technical concepts, software paradigms and hardware technologies of modern interactive systems. Their application is illustrated using seminal and recent examples from graphical user interfaces, mobile interfaces, ubiquitous computing (internet of things), augmented reality, and physical interfaces.

Technologies:

  • Device technology, basic electronics, microcontrollers
  • Sensors, displays, and actuators
  • Touch input
  • Capturing physical context
  • Physical prototyping and digital fabrication

Applications in:

  • Mobile interfaces
  • Ubiquitous computing (Internet of Things)
  • Tangible interfaces
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Wearable and embodied interfaces
  • Interactive robotics

 

Literature

The lecture will be partly based on the following books:

  • Rogers, Y. et al.: Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, Wiley, 2011
  • Butz, A., Krüger, A.: Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion, De Gruyter, 2014
  • Krumm, J.: Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals, Chipman and Hall, 2009
  • Evans B.: Beginning Arduino Programming, Springer, 2011
  • Scherz, P., Monk, S.: Practical Electronics for Inventors, McGraw-Hill, 2013 (3rd ed.) or 2016 (4th ed.)
  • Noble, J.: Programming Interactivity, O‘Reilly, 2009 (1st ed.) or 2012 (2nd ed.)

 

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