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SS 2014 - SS 2015


Usability Engineering


Möller, Sebastian


Mündliche Prüfung


Fakultät IV

Institut für Softwaretechnik und Theoretische Informatik

34355300 FG S-Professur Quality and Usability

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TEL 18

Jettkowski, Tobias


Learning Outcomes

The students gain: - Comprehension of „Usability“ as interdisciplinary research and application field at the development of Information and Communication Technologies. - Basic knowledge of the processes of human perception and judgement that are a crucial factor for the quality and usability of information and communication technologies. - Basic knowledge of multimodal human-machine interaction. - Knowledge of methods for measuring quality and usability. - Competence in the presentation of the learned knowledge to others The students know: - how to apply this knowledge in the design cycle of technical systems - how to apply the learned methods for the judgement of quality and usability of selected technical systems. The course is principally designed to impart: technical skills 40% method skills 40% system skills 10% social skills 10%


IV „Usability Engineering“: Terms of quality, usability and human engineering; Psychophysics and psychometrics basics; Measurement and prediction of quality; Scaling; Quality units and characteristics; Usability Engineering Lifecycle; Usability heuristics; Usability tests; Usability evaluation methods; Quality of graphical interfaces; Quality of transmission systems; Quality of interactive systems; Quality prediction models; Standards

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Usability EngineeringIV0434 L 901SoSeNo information4

Workload and Credit Points

Usability Engineering (IV):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
180.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Lecture part: Lecture with practical demonstrations Exercise part: Practical and theoretical exercises; group work for conducting usability tests

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Desirable: Basic knowledge of information and communication technology

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Oral exam




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Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 60.

Registration Procedures

No prior registration required. Registration for the exam through QISPOS.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Additional information:



Recommended literature
[1] Nielsen, J. (1993). Usability Engineering. Morgan Kaufmann, Amsterdam.
[2] Shneiderman, B., Plaisant, C. (2005). Designing the User Interface. Addison Wesley, Boston.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
This module is not used in any degree program.

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.

- Master Technische Informatik: Technische Anwendungen - Master Audiokommunikation und –technologie - Master Wirtschaftsinformatik


The topics of the module can serve as a foundation of a bachelor or master thesis in the area.