Multimodal User Interfaces

Multimodal interfaces (MMIs) coordinate natural input modalities (such as voice, gesture, facial expressions etc.) with multimedia output modalities (such as video, audio, information visualizations, 3D graphics etc.). This course is oriented towards Master students who want to gain a deeper understanding of the domain and will give them the basic techniques for designing, implementing and evaluating multimodal interfaces, as well as theoretical knowledge on multimodality, representation, visualisation of information and cognitive ergonomics.


Code 03035
Type Course
Site Fribourg
Track(s) T0 – General
T3 – Visual Computing
Semester S2024


Learning Outcomes

During the practical exercises, students will have the opportunity to create their own multimodal interfaces. By the end of the course, a student should:

  • Be able to design, program and evaluate a multimodal interface, thanks to the hands-on practice throughout the course.
  • Know the properties of multimodal interfaces.
  • Master the different levels of multimodal fusion.
  • Be familiar with the architectures of software adapted to multimodal interfaces and be able to understand synchronicity problems.
  • Have theoretical and practical knowledge of: gesture recognition, speech recognition, information visualisation and tangible interfaces.
  • Understand and know how to apply the various methods to evaluate multimodal interfaces.
Lecturer(s) Denis Lalanne
Language english
Course Page

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Schedules and Rooms

Period Weekly
Schedule Friday, 10:15 - 13:00
Location UniFR, PER21
Room C230

Additional information


First Lecture
The first lecture will take place on Friday, 23.02.2024 at 10:15 in UniFR, PER21, room C230.