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Visual Communication (only in Winter Semester)

The Minor Program Visual Communication is available every winter semester with the subject of interface and interaction design. Students will get an introduction into the structure of user interfaces, acquire methodological knowledge in user-centered design, design interfaces for desktop or mobile systems, as well as learn basic skills of scripting languages. Lectures in information technology and psychological processes in the field of the visual communication between man and machine will extend the state of knowledge.

Visual Communication


221200     Graphic Arts 6 ECTS
224353a   Screen Design 3 ECTS
119320a   User Interface Design 5 ECTS
334047a   Application Design Methods 5 ECTS
334887     Photography Project 5 ECTS
733402     Information Psychology 2 ECTS
733401     Media Technologies (if available) 2 ECTS
                German Language Course 2 ECTS

In this Minor Program students will have the possibility to develop their own interfaces based upon a scenario or use case. They will learn the fundamentals of user-centered design and the philosophy of user experience. They will work on exciting projects and workshops, and the lectures will enhance their knowledge and theoretical skills to develop outstanding solutions.


For this Minor, it is required that you already have basic design skills like sketching or painting and the handling with Photoshop and Illustrator or comparable tools. Please also bring your own device with you (Mac or Win).

A variety of teaching methods (e.g. project- and problem-based learning, tandem groups, traditional classroom) are aligned with the objectives of the courses and the content. Also the assignments and deliverables differ from design and concept prototypes to drafts & sketches, scientific papers, presentations or exams.

For further information please download this flyer (and updated flyer for 2018 following soon).


Prof. Ralph Tille

Name: Prof. Ralph Tille Elektronische Visitenkarte
Function: Professor for Interaction Design
Phone: +49 711 8923-3167
E-Mail: tille@hdm-stuttgart.de


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