Lecture: Three-dimensional & Advanced Interaction

Time/room Monday, 11am ct, room G29-355
Lecturers Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Hansen, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Preim
Language English


This master module is dedicated to the development of natural user interfaces (UI) that are based on our experiences in dealing with the real world. Main focus of the lecture are 3D user interfaces (3DUI) as well as the applied devices and interaction techniques. Augmented & Virtual Reality applications and general interactive 3D graphics play a more and more important role in the industry, medical technology, digital product development, the exploration of 3D city and terrain models, in the field of edutainment, and in the game industry.

You will gain knowledge about basic hardware technologies, tracking methods, interaction principles, and examples of use. Besides the individual use, we also consider the special requirements of a collaborative interaction with virtual worlds.


Date Content Slides
October, 12 Introduction  
October, 19 3D Perception and Cognition ppt
October, 26 Basic 3D Interaction Techniques ppt
November, 2 Input Devices for 3D Interactions ppt
November, 9 Output Devices for 3D Interactions ppt
November, 16 Advanced 3D Navigation Techniques ppt
November, 23 Advanced 3D Navigation Techniques ppt
November, 30 Visit of ExFa and 3DUI-Lab -
December, 7 Tracking I: Methods, Techniques and Error Sources I ppt
December, 14 Tracking II: Methods, Techniques and Error Sources II ppt
January, 4 Augmented Reality Interaction I ppt
January, 11 Augmented Reality Interaction II ppt
January, 18 Natural and Gestural Interaction I ppt
January, 25 Natural and Gestural Interaction II ppt


The tutorial is arranged as research seminar. Students will read recent and important research articles about the topics treated in the lecture, introduce each other and discuss. Our goal is to familiarize you with relevant literature about this topic, with current research activities and with the reading and writing of scientific articles.


The lecture closes with a written exam (March, 3 at 12pm in room 29-307). The successful participation in the tutorials is mandatory for admission to the examination. A catalog of questions is provided for exam preparation.