Teaching Offerings

The research group Information Systems & Service Design offers a comprehensive teaching program in the field of information systems and HCI, specifically interactive intelligent systems. Each lecture is accompanied with a design or engineering capstone project. In design projects, students apply design methods, techniques, and tools in order to create tangible solutions for real-world problems. In engineering capstone projects, students develop a piece of running prototypical software using state-of-the-art technologies.

A brief description of each course is given in the table below. All lectures and seminars are held in English. Only the lectures Wirtschaftsinformatik 1 and 2 are held in German.

Teaching Offering Degree Level Short Description Capstone Prerequisites
Wirtschaftsinformatik I+II (for B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik B.Sc. In der Vorlesung Wirtschaftsinformatik I des Moduls werden zentrale Grundlagen der Wirtschaftsinformatik als wissenschaftliche Disziplin eingeführt. Dazu werden die Erkenntnisobjekte, Grundbegriffe, Wissenschaftscharakter und -ziele sowie Methoden in Wissenschaft und Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik eingeführt. Entlang der Analyseeinheiten Individuum, Gruppe, Organisation und Markt werden sowohl Konzepte, Methoden und Theorien als auch Systeme und ihre technische Gestaltung diskutiert. - -
Foundations of Interactive Systems (FOIS) B.Sc. This lecture introduces key concepts and principles of interactive systems from a human and computer perspective. Furthermore, it describes core development processes for interactive systems as well as provides insights on the use & contexts of interactive systems with a specific focus on selected application areas in organisations and society. With this lecture, students acquire foundational knowledge to successfully design of the interaction between human and conputers in business and private life. Design -
Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) M.Sc. The aim of this course is to introduce advanced concepts and theories, interaction technologies as well as current practice of contemporary interactive systems. The course is complemented with a design capstone project, where students in a team select and apply design methods & techniques in order to create an interactive prototype Design -
Engineering Interactive Systems (EIS) M.Sc. This course introduces key concepts and state-of-the-art engineering principles for interactive systems along the entire lifecycle. Specifically, the human-centered design process will be connected to established concepts from the software business (e.g. agile software development, DevOps, software product management). Students understand how the underlying principles are connected and are able to select and apply state-of-the-art methods, techniques and tools for the successful engineering of interactive systems. Engineering Profound skills in software development. Specifically Javascript is required.
Business Intelligence Systems (BIS) M.Sc. In most modern enterprises, Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) Systems represent a core enabler of decision-making in that they are supplying up-to-date and accurate information about all relevant aspects of a company’s planning and operations: from stock levels to sales volumes, from process cycle times to key indicators of corporate performance. Modern BI&A systems leverage beyond reporting and dashboards also advanced analytical functions.  Thus, today they also play a major role in enabling data-driven products and services. The aim of this course is to introduce theoretical foundations, concepts, tools, and current practice of BI&A Systems from a managerial and technical perspective. Engineering Profound skills in SQL as wells as Python and/or R are required.
Interactive Analytics Seminar B.Sc. / M.Sc. Providing new and innovative ways for interacting with data is becoming increasingly important. In this seminar, an interdisciplinary team of students engineers a running software prototype of an advanced interactive system leveraging state-of-the-art hardware and software focusing on an analytical use case. The seminar is carried out in cooperation between Teco/Chair of Pervasive Computing Systems (Prof. Beigl) and the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (Research Group ISSD, Prof. Mädche). This seminar follows an interdisciplinary approach. Students the fields of computer science, information systems and industrial engineering work together in teams.   Profound skills in SQL as wells as Python and/or R are required.
Information Systems and Service Design (ISSD) Seminar B.Sc. / M.Sc. With this seminar, we aim to provide students with the possibility to independently work on state-of-the-art research topics in addition to the knowledge gained in the lectures of the research group ISSD (Prof. Mädche).  The research group “Information Systems & Service Design” (ISSD) headed by Prof. Mädche focuses in research, education, and innovation on designing interactive intelligent systems.  It  is positioned at the intersection of Information Systems  and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). In the seminar, participants will get deeper insights in a contemporary research topic in the field of information systems, specifically interactive intelligent systems. - -
Current Topics in Digital Transformation (CDT) Seminar B.Sc. / M.Sc. With this seminar, we aim to provide students with the possibility to independently work on state-of-the-art research topics in addition to the knowledge gained in the lectures of the research group ISSD (Prof. Mädche). Specifically, participants will get deeper insights in a current topic in the field of digital transformation of business and society. Students will work on a dedicated topic and apply a pre-defined research method. A broad spectrum of topics is offered every semester, topics may range from creating an experimental design, analyzing collected data, or systematically comparing existing software prototypes in a specific field of interest. - -
Practical Seminar B.Sc. / M.Sc. Practical seminars are part of several modules and provide an alternative to traditional lectures. In practical seminars, students get an individual assignment and develop a running software prototype. Beside the software prototype, the students also deliver a written documentation. - -
Bachelor / Master Thesis Project incl. Thesis Colloquium  B.Sc. / M.Sc.

The main goal of the thesis colloquium is to foster exchange between students (e.g., with similiar thesis topics or research methods). Furthermore, it is an opportunity for you to practice presentation and feeback-giving skills. Each thesis student of the research group is expected to attend the thesis colloquium.

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