Embodied Interaction

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objectives:             

The course presents the emerging theory of embodied interaction interleaved with practical implementations of intelligent systems, where the participants work on open-source, community-supported interactive audio-visual coding platforms, such as Processing and open Frameworks.

The focus of the theoretical part is on embodied mind and cognition, intelligent agents, and movement as design material. These will be centered on emerging literature (e.g., Proc. Intl. Workshop on Movement and Computing: http://moco.ircam.fr).

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must have knowledge about standard methods and techniques in embodied interaction
  • Must be able to understand and describe movement as a design material.
  • Must be able to understand the bodily skills needed for technological development, decision making, steering and path finding
  • Must be able to understand what movement qualities are and how they are extracted from movement tracking data.

Skills

Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to apply methods and techniques to real world scenarios (e.g., games, robots, public installations, etc.).

Competences

Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to analyze a problem, design a solution and translate it into an intelligent embodied system.
  • Must be able to analyze, compare, and assess the potential of different methods and techniques in order to make the proper design choices.
  • Must be able to synthesize results and concepts in a professional way equivalent to practices in Embodied Interaction.

Type of instruction

Refer to the overview of instruction types listed in the start of chapter 3. The types of instruction for this course are decided in accordance with the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions are decided and given by the Study Board for Media Technology.



Exam

Exams

Name of examEmbodied Interaction
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
In accordance with the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions on examination from the Study Board for Media Technology:
Individual oral or written examination with internal censor. The assessment is performed with the 7-point scale.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
With certain aids, see list below
See semester description
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria for the evaluation are specified in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleEmbodied interaction
Module codeMSNMEDM2174
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design
SchoolSchool of Information and Communication Technology