Place and Space of Interaction


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module will be conducted as a series of experiments with interactive installations in a particular architectural context. This may be an urban place or stage, architectural setting, a community environment, an exhibition space, etc., where artistic installations are created and tested in relation to providing participant experiences of various kinds (such as the orchestration of social relations, learning experiences, sensory and aesthetic experiences, action-reaction patterns, etc.). In this regard, modalities such as architectural constructs, spatial atmospheres, sound, image, various interactive technologies, and embedded intelligence systems are investigated and applied.


In connection with the module, courses may be offered within the following areas:

  • Artistic and Academic Methodology IV (Interaction Design) 
  • Construction of Architectural Interaction Spaces
  • Interactive Technologies
  • Audio Design
  • Aesthetics and Interaction
  • Digital Representation II – CAD and Spatial Animation

The objective of module 12: “Place and Space of Interaction” is to introduce the students to problem areas and designing solutions in relation to embodied interaction in interactive space, places and installations

Learning objectives


During this module, students should acquire basic knowledge about

  • creation of interactive spaces and installations that encourage embodied activity and an understanding of the situated locale
  • cybernetic technologies that support active participation
  • mechanical and electronic technologies for the creation of experience and interaction
  • methods and tools for the processing of auditive, tactile and visual information for the support of active interaction by participants within the installation


During this module, students should acquire skills in

  • identifying and formulating an art problem within the theme “Place and Space of Embodied Interaction” possibly including cooperation with external user groups
  • analyzing the problem and developing alternative concepts for a defined problem within a defined context
  • the application of audio and other technologies in connection with the design of content for interactive installations and spaces
  • identifying, developing and describing the interaction between audio and spatial effects, choice of materials and technological solutions with a view to achieving clear aesthetic expressions and motivating embodied performance
  • selecting appropriate methods in connection with the development of artefacts


During this module, students should acquire competencies in

  • the creation of interactive spaces and installations with an artistic quality in terms of architecture, interaction patters, and soundscapes
  • architectural and artistic methodology, including interaction between technology, choice of materials and aesthetic expressions
  • the use of interactive technologies, including control of media, light and sound
  • contextualizing own artistic solutions (to state-of-art, socio-cultural requisites and consequences, art theoretical and aesthetic dimensions, etc.)
  • describing the completed design at a professional level, and communicating this to external cooperation partners

Type of instruction

Method of working: Project work in groups



Name of examPlace and Space of Interaction
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student, the examiner and an external examiner on the basis of the project report prepared by the student(s), which may be in the form of a report or portfolio as well as the product created by the student. The project exam will also address other content from the module courses.

Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages per student (15 pages in the case of individual reports).
Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes for assessment and
communication of grades per group, however, the duration of the examination is maximum 2 hours.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAn overall equal evaluation is made of the project report, the product, and the oral performance.

The written report, the product and the oral examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleSted og interaktionsrum
Module codeBAART201512
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
4. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Art & Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities