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: Monday, 12.04.2021, 14:00 – 15:30 via MS Teams 
  • Interactive Session: Monday, 14:00- 15:30 via MS Teams (Lecture)
  • Capstone Session: Tuesday, 14:00 - 15:30 via MS Teams (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: 60%, Capstone Project: 40%
  • Course Evaluations: Link