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Augmented Virtual Reality & other Post-WIMP Interactions - 5MMIPW

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 18.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials -
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 18.0
    • Written tests -


    ECTS 3.0


We interact with computers mainly through user interfaces designed according to the WIMP model (Windows Icons Mouse Pointer). This course present a state of the Art of novel forms of post-WIMP interactions, with a strong focus on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.
The goal of this course is to get a global view of interactions that go beyond WIMP. Students who attend this course know the motivations and principles of the main post-WIMP interactions. They are able to identify the interaction that is suitable to a given need, and to design and implement this interaction.


Francois BERARD


  • Limits of the WIMP model
  • Models of the human-computer interaction.
  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality
  • Touch-interaction, bi-manual interaction, gestures, tangible interaction.
  • Mobile interaction
  • Project: Design, prototyping and implementation of a post-WIMP interaction.
    The goal of the project is to face the difficulties that occur when attempting to design a novel post-WIMP interaction that is both usable and useful.




Evaluation is based on the project.
There is no second session.

    • MCC en présentiel et distanciel **

N1 = P


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Math. Modelling, Image & Simulation - Semester 9
see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 5MMIPW
Course language(s): FR

The course is attached to the following structures:

You can find this course among all other courses.


D. Wigdor and D. Wixon. Brave NUI world: designing natural user interfaces for touch and gesture. Elsevier, 2011.