Project Experiment


Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science


Version 16.0 of 01/14/2020

Code of Module


Modulename (german)

Projekt Experiment

Study Programmes

Media & Interaction Design (B.A.)

Level of Module


Mission Statement

The core ability of interaction designers is to think in new directions and to break through conventional approaches in order to develop and implement innovative design concepts. The competence to be able to carry out complex design tasks is a basic requirement for working as an interaction designer. The cours focuses on the development of analytical skills and the ability to think and design experimentally.

  • Ideation, conception, planning and implementation of technical systems
  • Creativity methods and experimental ideation
  • Project planning and management
  • Iterative design process
  • Communication skills in collaboration, presentation, documentation
Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Broadening
Students are able to take on creative tasks in the context of HCI (Human Computer Interaction) and HMI (Human-Machine Interfaces) independently and in a motivated manner and to solve them in an experimental, methodologically individual approach. They&amp
Knowledge Deepening
39;;re able to conclusively present their work.
Instrumental Skills and Competences
The students are able to independently and ad hoc acquire specific knowledge necessary to solve the problems they&amp
Communicative Skills and Competences
39;;re addressing. This competence enables them to design unconventional and innovative solutions.
Systemic Skills and Competences
The students are able to convincingly present visionary ideas and concepts. They use various technologies, software and hardware tools optimized for a specific task in order to support and improve their work.

Mode of Delivery

Practical project work, presentations, discussions, seminars

Expected Knowledge and/or Competences

All modules of levels 1 & 2

Responsible of the Module

Nehls, Johannes

  • Nehls, Johannes
  • Ollermann, Frank
  • Düchting, Susanne
  • Plutka, Björn
  • Arndt, Henrik
  • Ramm, Michaela


Concept of Study and Teaching
Workload Dozentengebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
22betreute Kleingruppen
Workload Dozentenungebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
Recommended Reading

Maximilian Eibl, Harald Reiterer, Peter Friedrich Stephan u. Frank Thissen, Knowledge Media Design: Theorie, Methodik, Praxis, München u. a. 2006.Deutscher Manager-Verband e. V. (Hrsg.), Handbuch Soft Skills Band 3, Methodenkompetenz, Band 3, Zürich 2004.Evelyn Boos, Das große Buch der Kreativitätstechniken, München 2007.Anne Brunner, Kreativer denken: Konzepte und Methoden von A-Z, München 2008.Rob Eastaway u. Stephanie Ehrenschwendner, Kreatives Denken: 101 Wege neue Ideen zu Entwickeln, Köln 2009. John Maeda: The Laws of Simplicity, Mit Press, 2006Sep Kamvar: We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human Emotion, Scribner, 2009R. Klanten: Taken by Surprise, Gestalten, 2012Christof Breidenich: @Design: Ästhetik, Kommunikation, Interaktion, Springer, 2010

Graded Exam

Project Report, written

Ungraded Exam

Field Work / Experimental Work

Examination Requirements

Application of the basic knowledge of project definition, project analysis, ideation, conception and evaluation; iterative design development, presentation, documentation


1 Term

Module Frequency

Only Summer Term

Language of Instruction