User Experience Design for Multi-Modal Interaction


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This course trains students to research, analyze, prototype, and conceptualize design considering all system aspects including the social and cultural contexts of use. The course gives a comprehensive knowledge about user involvement in the design process going beyond traditional methods such usability lab testing. The course introduces students to the application of multi modal methods and interaction design within contemporary fields such as, for example, surface computing, pervasive computing, social and mobile computing, and/or mundane computing.

The objectives are realized by presenting methods and tools in a case based framework and through the students’ active participation in workshops and assignments.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about system design methods including the social and cultural
    contexts of use
  • Must have knowledge of ethnographic study methods for user behaviour research
  • Must have knowledge about qualitative research methods involving end users in the field, such as interview techniques, analysis and experience sampling
  • Must have knowledge about scenario-based design methods
  • Must have knowledge about principles for multi modal interaction design


  • Must be able to apply the taught methods to solve concrete design problems.
  • Must be able to evaluate and compare and apply the methods for a specific design problem
  • Must be able to facilitate the design process involving users in real-life contexts


  • Students will acquire the competencies to decide how to choose the appropriate method to suit different dimensions of a design problem at different stages in the process and the pitfalls of each approach
  • Must have competencies in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the methods
  • Must have the competencies to facilitate the design process involving users in context

Type of instruction

As described in § 17.



Name of examUser Experience Design for Multi Modal Interaction
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign af brugeroplevelsen for multi-modal interaktion
Module codeESNVGISK1K2C
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT, Study Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design