Human-Centered Information Systems (Master)

Course Description

This course focuses on the conceptual foundations and the design of human-centered information systems. Understanding and designing human-centered information systems is a key challenge in the digital transformation of the individual, organizations, and society.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to introduce key concepts, methods and techniques of human-centered information systems. A specific emphasis is set on introducing the human-centered design process and tools supporting its activities of analyze, specify, design, and evaluate. Furthermore, the course gives an overview on the conceptual foundations of human-computer interaction and related theories.

The course is complemented with a capstone project, in which students apply the concepts and techniques to analyze a problem motivated by practical experience and design a prototypical solution.

Learning Objectives

After the successful participation in the course students can:

  • explain the concept of human-centered information systems in different contexts and for different classes of information systems.
  • state and apply the theoretical foundations and relevant theories of human-centered information systems.
  • explain the human-centered design process and apply it to new problems.
  • analyze problems of digitalization by applying the concepts and methods from the course.
  • design and create interactive prototypes based on the problem analysis carried out.

Course Facts

  • Format: Lecture & Capstone Project (Exercise)
  • Course of Studies: Master BWL, Master DiBWL, Master Winfo, Master Wipäd, Master W&R
  • Language: English
  • Semester: every summer semester
  • Scope: 6 CP
  • Lecture Start: Wednesday, 17.04.2024, 10:15 – 11:45
  • Room: B4.1, 0.05
  • Interactive Session: Wednesday, 10:15 – 11:45 (Lecture)
  • Capstone Session: Tuesday, 16:15 – 17:45 (Exercise)
  • Access to MS Teams:
    Please use this link to register for the course in MS Teams. 
  • Access to Moodle:
    The password to the Moodle course is communicated via MS Teams and in the first interactive session.  
  • Grading: 
    Exam: Mid-Term Exam: 20%, Final Exam: 40%, Capstone Project: 40%
    • Explanation concerning the exams:
      There are TWO exams.

      Mid-term exam (30 min): will take place in the 8th week of the semester (early to mid-June) covering the content from lecture 01 - 04 of the semester only.

      Final exam (60 min): will take place at the end of the semester during the regular exam season (date tba by Vipa) covering the content from lecture 05 - 13 of the semester only (= the content from the mid-term exam will be excluded!).
  • Evaluations: 
    Summer Term 2023
    Summer Term 2022
    Summer Term 2021
    Summer Term 2020