MediaLab

The MediaLab in the Department of Applied Computer Science was set up to allow students to use modern tools to conduct experiments in the field of visual presentation or human-computer interaction or to conduct innovative research in this field.

The MediaLab is divided into the following units: MediaLab UsabilityLab, MediaLab Studio, MediaLab Sandbox and MediaLab Pool. The rooms can be used as required by the situation.

MediaLab UsabilityLab

View of the visually and camera-controlled interaction area from the UsabilityLab

Room 46 (E) - 333

The UsabilityLab is operated in cooperation with the Competence Centre for Human-Computer Interaction (KMCI).

For teaching and research purposes, the UsabilityLab is a modern, spacious and flexible usability/UX lab, which is also available for the exploration of questions relating to industrial practice. User-based observational studies can be carried out on a wide range of scenarios, extending from the traditional desktop workstation via mobile devices to interactive installations such as gesture interaction on projection surfaces or smart home scenarios. It can also be used for studies in the fields of consumer research and customer behaviour or social interaction.
Assessments draw on an extensive range of qualitative and quantitative analysis software. To assist with data collection, the laboratory is equipped with high quality recording technology that allows synchronous recording of various data streams. This means that audio and video recordings, for example, can be made using high-resolution, remote-controlled cameras. This is supplemented by the use of professional eye-tracking solutions (eye tracking and analysis).

Live tests can be observed in a separate observation room through a large one-way mirror or through the cameras in other rooms in the MediaLab, e.g transmitted to the interconnected MediaPool with its 20 workstations and analysed there.

MediaLab Studio

MediaLab television studio for teaching purposes and to record course contents

Rooms 46 (E) - 335, 336, 337, 338

Television studio

The television studio is divided into a control area and a recording area. The technology in use enables the production of top professional quality videos.

Photo studio

The photo studio is spacious and the professional lighting set and the broad, variable background area allow the production of high-quality studio recordings and recordings of special effects.

Sound studio

The sound studio can be used to produce voice recordings that are then used as commentaries for videos. The voice booth and control room are next to each other but are acoustically decoupled, allowing recordings to be made without disruption. The sound studio is also suitable for music production. In particular, the new technology enables the computer-aided production and editing of digital audio material. 

MediaLab Sandbox

Visitors test projects conducted by students in the Department of Applied Computer Science

Room 46 (E) - 334

The sandbox, which can be used for experiments much like a children’s sandpit, is where various kinds of interaction structures can be tested.
Among other items, the equipment includes a stereo, high-resolution highwall and a monitor-based curved wall with a resolution of 10 megapixels. In combination with the adjacent UsabilityLab, an optimal working environment is established in which creative and future-fit applications can be developed. 

MediaLab Pool

MediaLab Pool, a modern teaching room with state-of-the-art computer and presentation technology

Room 46 (E) - 332

The MediaLab Pool is an ultramodern media teaching room with state-of-the-art computer and presentation technology.

Laboratory Team

Scientific direction

Birgit Bomsdorf

Prof. Dr.

Birgit Bomsdorf

Dekanin des Fachbereichs Angewandte Informatik

Dean, Department of Applied Computer Science

Building 46, Room 328
Prof. Dr. Birgit Bomsdorf +49 661 9640-327
Consultation hours
During the semester break arrange appointment via email. At other times or in the lecture-free period by arrangement or as published on the noticeboard in S2T.

Scientific direction

Paul Grimm

Prof. Dr.

Paul Grimm

Computer Graphics

Building 46, Room 324
Prof. Dr. Paul Grimm +49 661 9640-320
Consultation hours
During the semester break arrange appointment via email.

Scientific direction

Yvonne Jung

Prof. Dr.

Yvonne Jung

Media IT and Computer Graphics

Building 46, Room 324
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Jung +49 661 9640-3349
Consultation hours
During the semester break arrange appointment via email.

Scientific direction

Jan-Torsten Milde

Prof. Dr.

Jan-Torsten Milde

Media IT and Web Technologies

Building 41, Room 105
Prof. Dr. Jan-Torsten Milde +49 661 9640-332
Consultation hours
During the semester break arrange appointment via email.