Advanced Visual Interfaces

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MD020

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1N, Human-Computer Interaction A1N, Technology A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits with 40 credits in science/engineering. A course in computer graphics is recommended and can be taken in parallel. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • account for the technical principles of advanced modern display systems
  • explain theoretical foundations of spatial calibration
  • describe technical principles for spatial registration of displays and movements of the viewer
  • analyse requirements on display and registration techniques in different application areas
  • independently evaluate display and registration techniques by own experiments or theoretical studies
  • adapt visualisation algorithms for presentation in advanced display environments


Techniques for advanced presentation and interaction: The technologies of basic screen, projection based systems, head-up display for augmented reality, camera based see-through systems, techniques for stereo image display, methods for multiplexing of images, holographic optical elements (HOEL) and optical filters, methods for spatial registration, camera based system positioning systems, inert trackning, 3D algorithms for stereoscopic projection, spatial registration and calibration of screens, algorithms for the off-axis projection, geometric calibration in 2D the picture plane.

Practical experiments and projects in development of advanced visualisation environment that assumes knowledge and skills within C++/OpenGL and basic knowledge in shader programming.


Lectures, practical experiments, supervision of project.


Written examination (2 credits), oral and written presentation of project (3 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.