2218 BIS Seminar
Mag. Jana Korunovska, Univ.Prof. Dr. Sarah Spiekermann-Hoff
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/05/19 to 09/24/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
This class is only offered in winter semesters.
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 10/30/19 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM TC.4.17
Wednesday 11/27/19 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM TC.4.28
Wednesday 01/15/20 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM TC.4.28
Friday 01/17/20 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM TC.4.28
Wednesday 01/22/20 03:30 PM - 09:00 PM TC.4.28

The core topic of this course is the relationship between digital technology and user experience. Specifically, the focus will be on the effect of technology on user attention and consequently digital fatigue.

Furthermore a large focus of the course will be social research design, data collection, analysis and presentation.

Learning outcomes

After attending this course, students will:

  • Understand the relationship between technology design and user experience (UX)
  • Be able to independently collect data for the purposes of social research
  • Be able to apply social-science techniques to analyze and interpret the collected data. Both qualitative and basic quantitative methods will be applied
  • Be able to present research results in convincing manner
Attendance requirements

Following attendance is mandatory:

  • attendance in the introductory unit (else you will lose the place in the course)
  • attendance of 80%
Teaching/learning method(s)

The course will follow the principles of active learning. The students will carry out data collection and analysis during the course, with lecturers’ supervision.


Performance will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • 40% data collection and analysis
  • 20% presentation of results
  • 20%  seminar paper
  • 20% class participation

To pass the course, all partial performances have to be successfully completed.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

The places for this course are allocated on the "first-come, first-served" principle during the official registration period.

After completion of the registration period, available spots will be allocated to students on the waiting list who have no valid registration for the relevant curricula's point. Students will be ranked by their study progress as determined by the vice rectorat for teaching ("hardship principle"), not by their rank on the waiting list.

If you are registered for the course, but cannot participate, please cancel your registrations during the registration period, so that your place can be taken by students who want and can participate.

The participation in the first unit is mandatory; students who fail to come forfeit their place to students on the waiting list. Students can excuse themselves if the reason for missing the first unit is serious and will concern only the first unit. Free places are allocated to students in the waiting list sequence who come to the first unit.

Last edited: 2020-03-03