Compact Course: If Something Then Nothing: Designing interactions with Machine Learning.

11-14 April 2022, 10:00-14:00

Aeneas Stankowski
Markus Mau

English or German

Photo: Photo by Ali Shah Lakhani on Unsplash 


This course will take place at BOL2, Einsteinufer 43.

UdK Berlin + TU Berlin / 2 SWS / 3 CP / UdK students can gain credits for this class in the framework of the module „Designmethoden“ or over the Studium Generale.

Please register with your name, field of study and matriculation number to Aeneas Stankowski ().

If Something Then Nothing: Designing interactions with Machine Learning.

In this workshop before the easter break and start of the summer semester, we will create machine learning based sensing interactions with easy-to-use tools.

Paired with image, sound and sensor data machine learning can detect and classify real-world events that can be used to interface with objects. But we can use machine learning to create rich interactions rather than just detecting and classifying events.

We will creatively investigate how we can use sensors to rethink how we interact with objects and which new types of interaction systems become feasible through this exciting technology. Through our investigation, we will discuss qualities of interaction, as well as questions of privacy.

You will learn about the basic mechanics of machine learning, the capabilities of the technology in sensor-based interactions, and learn how to use it in your own prototypes or installations.

The class will be hands-on and held in-presence at the Berlin Open Lab. No prior knowledge required. UI-Prototyping, Coding, CAD or model making skills will be useful.

11th – 14th  of April at BOL2, Einsteinufer 43.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (open end)

Last day until 4 p.m., so we can properly wrap our projects up.

Equipment: Please bring laptops, external webcams and microphones if you have those.