Real-time Interfaces and Interactions


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

5th semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Real-time Interfaces and Interactions is a course module offering the students opportunities to investigate several technologies from different modalities that are commonly associated with creation of an integrated multimodal system. The course is built upon the previous five semesters to augment foundational knowledge, skills and competences needed to achieve integration of technologies and evaluation methods.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Understanding of input/output technologies for multimodal interfaces
  • Knowledge of the state-of-the-art in the field of alternative input and output devices (application)
  • Understanding of visualization techniques for multimodal interfaces (application)
  • Understanding of audio design methods to the development of a 3D sound system (application)
  • Understanding of haptic interfaces
  • Ability to interface input and output devices (application)
  • Understanding of real-time system adaptiveness
  • Understanding of iterative design processes
  • Understanding of measurement and analysis of physiological data
  • Understanding of applied interactive systems information communication e.g. semiotics, non-verbal behavior and affordances


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Ability to scientifically analyse and argue with theoretical and methodological justification to demonstrate understanding of related research/work
  • Ability to synthesize an interface component to log feedforward/feedback data from interactions for data analysis
  • Ability to apply biofeedback measurements to refine design of a media product
  • Ability to synthesize and apply contextual understanding and knowledge related to human factors to the design of novel interfaces
  • Ability to apply theories, techniques and methods to design and implement systems which adapt in real-time to human needs and level of expertise


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Ability to synthesize knowledge and understanding regarding previous research and current trends concerning interactive media systems
  • Ability to apply such knowledge, understanding and skills toward creation of a real-time interface and interactive media system

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 Framework Provisions and directions are decided and given by the Study Board for Media Technology.



Name of examReal-time Interfaces and Interactions
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
In accordance with the current Framework Provisions and directions on examination from the Study Board for Media Technology:

To be eligible to take the exam the student must have fulfilled:
• handing in of written assignments or the like
• completion of certain – or all – study activities

Note that if admittance to the exam or parts of the assessment is to be based on written work or ex-ercises, a deadline is stipulated for when the work must be handed in. If the student hands in a pa-per/exercises after the deadline, the student has used an examination attempt.
Individual oral or written examination based on mandatory exercises and mini-project with internal censor. The assessment is performed in accordance with the 7-point grading scale.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
See semester description
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleRealtids interfaces og interaktioner
Module codeMSNMEDB6102
Module typeCourse
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