120.085 Mobile GIS
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 1.0h, 1.0EC
TUWELQuinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • provide an overview of important current research on navigation/wayfinding;
  • design, plan and conduct a HCI-experiment using a mobile GIS as well as analyzing the resulting data;
  • explain the core principles of ethics in conducting HCI research;
  • reflect on the cons of using ad-hoc surveys in empirical research.

Subject of course

This lecture focuses on empirical methods for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) based on the example of mobile geographic information systems. This includes (but is not neccessesarily restricted to):

  • an overview about major research questions regarding wayfinding/navigation (support) of pedestrians;
  • an essential understanding of the design, planning (e.g. apriori power analysis) and conducting empirical research;
  • basic knowledge about the theory and practice of development and use of surveys;
  • data analysis skills for HCI studies;
  • research ethics in HCI experiments.

Teaching methods

e.g. Lecture, discussion groups, reading groups

Mode of examination


Additional information

The lectures will be held in presence. Upon prior notice, individual sessions can be held in distance learning mode if required by the circumstances.



Course dates

Wed10:00 - 11:0005.10.2022 - 25.01.2023Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Mobile GIS - Single appointments
Wed05.10.202210:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed12.10.202210:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed19.10.202210:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed09.11.202210:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed16.11.202210:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed23.11.202210:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed30.11.202210:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed07.12.202210:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed14.12.202210:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed11.01.202310:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed18.01.202310:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO
Wed25.01.202310:00 - 11:00Seminarraum 127 Mobile GIS VO

Examination modalities

Oral exam (30 Min.) ONLINE, based on Bloom's Taxonomy. Please note: Depending on situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be possible to sit the oral exams face-to-face.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed09:30 - 16:3028.06.2023 Campus Gußhaus Room CD 03 19oral01.12.2022 00:00 - 26.06.2023 23:59TISSORAL EXAM III
Fri - 15.12.2023oral30.11.2023 00:00 - 11.12.2023 23:59TISSMuendliche Pruefung Online
Wed - 24.01.2024oral30.11.2023 00:00 - 22.01.2024 23:59TISSORAL EXAM I
Wed - 31.01.2024oral26.01.2024 00:00 - 30.01.2024 11:00TISSORAL EXAM I b
Wed - 13.03.2024oral07.12.2023 00:00 - 11.03.2024 23:59TISSORAL EXAM II

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.08.2022 00:00 12.10.2022 12:00 27.01.2023 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
045 006 Digital Skills Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 421 Geodesy and Geoinformation Mandatory elective3. Semester


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

No special prio knowledge required. Attendees should have an interest in conducting human subject experiments involving mobile geographic information systems.

We strongly recommend to sit lecture and lab within the same semester.