Sonic Interaction Research


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

1st semester of SMC Master or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Explore the field of sonic interaction design with a focus on one of the following applications: 1) Interactive product sound design, 2) sonic interactions in arts, 3) interactive sonification.

Perform an evaluation of the perceptual and/or cognitive aspects of sonic interactions from a human centered perspective.


Learning objectives


Students who complete the module will gain knowledge as follows:

  • Must be able to understand the discipline of sonic interaction design.
  • Must be able to understand theories behind the generation of sonic interactions.
  • Must be able to understand the discipline of interactive sonification., understood as the ability to use sound to provide information.
  • Must be able to understand principles of music perception, cognition and action.


Students who complete the module will gain skills as follows:

  • Must be able to apply the acquired knowledge to the design of an application where interactive sound plays a salient role, being either in an artistic context, in the field of interactive product sound design or in the field of interactive sonification.
  • Must be able to apply knowledge in human sound perception and cognition to the evaluation of the proposed solution.



Students who complete the module will gain competences as follows:

  • Must be able to evaluate the proposed application from a human centered perspective, and synthesize it to produce new knowledge and solutions.


Type of instruction

Academically supervised student-governed problem oriented project work.



Name of examSonic Interaction Research
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
In accordance with the current Framework Provisions and directions on examination from the Study Board for Media Technology:
Oral examination with external censor based on a written project report and a media-technological product plus an A/V production that illustrates and summarizes the project.

The assessment is performed in accordance with the 7-point grading scale.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
Please see Semester Description.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleSonisk interaktion
Module codeMSNSMC2144
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design