Mediating Reality - Interaction


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 1st semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Explore the chosen specialisation from a formal perspective with a focus on exploring the relationships between real and artificially generated stimuli. Develop and evaluate an application in the chosen specialisation investigating this issue in terms of either: 1) emulating reality, 2) enhancing reality or virtuality, or 3) transforming reality into novel forms of expression and aesthetics.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to understand, describe and distinguish between core elements in sensor technology and mapping of information
  • Must be able to understand parameters for technology mediated interaction and interactions in public social environments
  • Must be able to understand fundamentals of embodied interaction and physical interface design


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to analyse and compare the state of the art in tangible and embodied interaction
  • Must be able to apply scientific methods for assessing the quality of their solution
  • Must be able to apply knowledge to the design and implement spatial interactive installations and embodied and/or interactive artifacts
  • Must be able to synthesize state of the art sensor technologies
  • Must be able to evaluate the feasibility of their solution in terms of cost/benefit and social impact
  • Produce a project report according to norms of the area, take into consideration relevant literature, apply correct terminology and convey the research-based foundation, problem and results of the project orally and in writing in a coherent manner, including the relationship between the problem formulation, the project’s realization and its conclusions
  • Evaluate and select relevant literature, scientific methods and models and other tools for application in the project work, and evaluate the project’s problem area in a relevant scientific context


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to compare, select and analyse relevant sensor technologies
  • Must be able to evaluate and apply signal processing methods
  • Must be able to synthesize knowledge in various forms of scientific documentation
  • Must be able to evaluate ethical consideration of applying advanced sensor technologies
  • Plan, execute and manage complex research and/or development tasks, and assume a professional responsibility for carrying out, potentially cross-disciplinary, collaborations
  • Assume responsibility for own scientific development and specialization

Type of instruction

Academically supervised student-governed problem oriented project work.



Name of examMediating Reality - Interaction
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination based on a written project report and a media-technological product plus an A/V production that illustrates and summarizes the project.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
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 titleMediering af virkeligheden - interaktion
Module codeMSNMINM2201
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