on 26. sept, the curricular commission approved an addendum to the transitory regulations (übergangsbestimmungen) that makes the transition from the old medieninformatik program to the new media and human-centered computing program much more transparent and predictable. it has yet to be approved by the senate, but this usually is not a problem once the curricular commission has passed it.
you can download the current version here, if you have any questions regarding the regulations, you can visit peter purgathofer during his office hours (tue 12:15-12:00) or write to #general on the »beyond the desktop« slack. if you are not on the btd-slack yet, ask a colleague to invite you.
since explorative design is a mere optional subject now, the course will not be offered in winter semester 2018. there will be a compressed version of explorative design in summer semester, where you can make exde 1 + 2 both during the sommer term (warning: that is 12 ECTS, more than 1/3 of typical semester!!).
also, it is planned to offer critical design VU in the summer term.
i was able to convince colleagues from the institute of technology assessment (austrian academy of sciences) to offer the new foundations module on responsible research and innovation. the institute has a long tradition and a lot of experience in the field of responsible research and innovation. the only possible obstacle left is if the course cannot be approved due to lack of ressources.