Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

3D User Interfaces - Dreidimensionale Nutzerschnittstellen (Modul IN 2111)

Module IN 2111

Vorlesung im Sommersemester 2013
Prof. Gudrun Klinker, Ph.D. (with Marcus Tönnis and Patrick Maier)

2V + 2Ü
5 ECTS Credits

The class will be taught in English.

Special announcement:
Invited talk by Prof. J. Edward Swan on Friday, June 7, 14:00-15:00 at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)
How Do We Measure Depth Perception in Near-Field Augmented Reality?

Time & Location

Lecture: Tuesdays 10:00-12:00, Multimedia-Raum (MI 00.13.009A)
Start: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Exercises: Thursdays 12:15-14.00, Multimedia-Raum (MI 00.13.009A)
Start: Thursday, April 25, 2013


More Information

Intended audience:

  • Diploma students: Hauptstudium Informatik I (Praktische Informatik)
  • Senior bachelor students with interest in pursuing a bachelor's thesis in this area
  • Master students (Informatik, Wirtschaftsinformatik, Bioinformatik, Biomedical Computing, Robotics Cognition Intelligence, Automotive Software Engineering, CSE)
  • Grundstudium Informatik, or first two years of Bachelor Informatik, Wirtschaftsinformatik, Bioinformatik, Informatik: Games Engineering
  • The class consists of both a weekly lecture and weekly exercises!
  • Exercises constitute half of the credits and thus will make up half of the grade (exam questions).
  • Exam questions will be based on experiences gained by attending the exercise meetings and by working on the homework. It will not be enough to just read and understand solutions to the homework. The learning experience and insights gained by struggling with the assignments is essential.

Exams: written (closed book)

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Language: assignment sheet in English, answers can be given in English or German
  • Regular Exam - Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00-12:30, 5620.01.101 (101, Interims Hörsaal 1)
  • Repetition Exam - Date: Sep. 26, 2013, 13:00-14:30, Room will soon be announced
  • Please do not forget to register for the exam!
  • There will be a 0.3 bonus on passed exams for good project presentations

Office hours:

Mailing List:


(If you attend the lecture, send email to Prof.Klinker to obtain access to the restricted area (slides))
Date Topic links to slides (restricted)
16.4.2013 1. Introduction L1-Motivation.pdf
23.4.2013 2. Foundations of 3D User Interaction L2-Foundations.pdf
30.4.2013 3. Hardware for 3D UIs: Output Devices L3-OutputDevices.pdf
07.5.2013 3. Hardware for 3D UIs: Output Devices (cont.) -
14.5.2013 no class (SVV) -
21.5.2013 no class (Pfingsten / Pentecost) -
28.5.2013 4. Hardware for 3D UIs: Input Devices L4-InputDevices.pdf
04.6.2013 5. Evaluation of 3D UIs L5-Evaluation.pdf,
11.6.2013 Lab Visit  
18.6.2013 5. Evaluation of 3D UIs (cont.)
6. Interaction Techniques: Selection and Manipulation
25.6.2013 6. Interaction Techniques: Selection and Manipulation (cont.) -
02.7.2013 7. Interaction Techniques: Travel L7-Travel.pdf
09.7.2013 8. Interaction Techniques: Way Finding L8-Wayfinding.pdf
16.7.2013 9. Future of 3D User Interfaces, Demo Day L9-Future3DUIs.pdf


Date Topic Links to slides including Exercises Attachments
18.4.2013 entfällt
25.4.2013 Introduction to Java 3D Tutorial-1.pdf 2013-SS-3D-UI-General-Bundle.zip
02.5.2013 Markertracking with Ubitrack Tutorial-2.pdf 2013-SS-3D-UI-Ex-2-Bundle.zip
09.5.2013 No exercise (Christi Himmelfahrt / Ascension Day)
16.5.2013 Triggering Actions, Floating Objects Tutorial-3.pdf 2013-SS-3D-UI-Ex-3-Bundle.zip
23.5.2013 3DUI Selection and Manipulation Tutorial-4.pdf 2013-SS-3D-UI-Ex-4-Bundle.zip
30.5.2013 No exercise (Fronleichnam / Corpus Christi)
06.6.2013 Remote Control Tutorial-5.pdf 2013-SS-3D-UI-Ex-5-Bundle.zip
13.6.2013 Evaluation, Project Phase Kickoff Tutorial-6.pdf 2013-SS-3D-UI-Ex-6-Bundle.zip
20.6.2013 Project Phase Meeting    
27.6.2013 Project Phase Meeting    
04.7.2013 Project Phase Meeting Final-Presentations.pdf  
11.7.2013 Project Phase Meeting    
16.7.2013 Final Presentation: Demo Day    

The final presentations will be given as part of the Demo Day Summer 2013.


The lecture is based on:

Further reading:

  • Human-Computer Interation in the New Millenium by: J. Caroll (Ed.). Addison-Wesley Pearson Education, 2001. ISBN 0-201-70447-1.
  • Virtual Reality Technology, 2nd edition by G. Burdea and P. Coiffet. Wiley Interscience, 2003. ISBN 0-471-36089-9.
  • Fundamentals of Wearable Computers and Augmented Reality by: W. Barfield and T. Caudell. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001. ISBN 0-8058-2902-4.
  • Handbook of Virtual Environments - Design, Implementation and Applications by: K.M. Stanney. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002. ISBN 0-8058-3270-X.
  • Handbook of Augmented Reality by: B. Furht. Springer Verlag, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4614-0064-6.
  • Usability Engineering by: J. Nielson. Morgan Kaufmann, 1993. ISBN 0-12-518406-9.
  • The Design of Everyday Things by: D. Norman. Basic Books, 2002. ISBN 0-465-06710-7.

Title: 3D User Interfaces - Dreidimensionale Nutzerschnittstellen
Professor: Gudrun Klinker
Tutors: Marcus Tönnis, Patrick Maier
Type: Lecture
Information: 2V + 2Ü, 5 ECTS Credits (Module IN 2111)
Term: 2013SoSe

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