Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor InterMedia
Type of degree:FH BachelorĀ“s Degree Programme
 Summer Semester 2023

Course unit titleDesign Talk OpenIdea BA 4
Course unit code025217244011
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is deliveredSummer Semester 2023
Teaching hours per week1
Year of study2023
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated1
Name of lecturer(s)Nino BRUGGER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content
  • discussions with guests about technological developments: what does design mean in a high-tech world? Are we restricting ourselves to selection of and resistance to unpleasant developments? What design scope do we continue to use? How has humanity’s image of itself changed as a result of technological developments? When programmes write and machines build, when variants are tested using the random principle and systems are generated in ever more complex interactions that we are only able to observe but no longer understand the individual aspects of, what will the consequences be?
  • computer control, pressure sensors, gesture control, voice control etc.
  •  simulation systems, generative design, implementation of data, movement, music in animation
  • virtual reality, avatars
  • augmented reality, data glasses
  • tracking, sensors, big data
  • Internet of Things
  • computer viruses
Learning outcomes

The students are able to engage in specialist discussions, ask technical questions appropriate to the topic and obtain information.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Discussions and open conversation in class

Assessment methods and criteria

Immanent examinations: attendance and participation



Recommended or required reading
  • Wagner, Thomas (2015): Robokratie. Google, das Silicon Valley und der Mensch als Auslaufmodell. Köln: PapyRossa Verlag.
  • Schulz, Thomas (2015): Was Google wirklich will: Wie der einflussreichste Konzern der Welt unsere Zukunft verändert. Hamburg: Spiegel-Verlag.
  • Müller, Oliver (2010): Zwischen Mensch und Maschine: Vom Glück und Unglück des Homo faber. Berlin: Suhrkamp.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course with compulsory attendance

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