Sensing Media


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

BSc in Medialogy or equivalent

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Investigate the chosen specialisation from a formal perspective, with a focus on one or more of the following: 1) exploiting the possibilities and/or limitations offered by the perceptual system, 2) exploring the functioning of a particular cognitive process, 3) constructing an application or a part of an application in the chosen specialisation, or 4) analyzing and evaluating the developed application demonstrating how it supports, relies on, or exploits specific modalities or features of the perceptual system.

Additionally, students are required to work according to a scientific method and to report results in scientific forms, such as papers and posters.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module will gain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to understand the core elements in technology integration and media convergence in interactive multimodal systems in terms of hardware, software, electronics, networking, wired and wireless possibilities

  • Must be able to apply the principles for creating, coding, manipulating and/or combining digital contents in different modalities

  • Must be able to understand methods for assessing the different means by which a user might interact with content to create novel and engaging experiences

  • Must be able to apply central issues relating to human perception and cognition in the interaction with content in multimodal systems


Students who complete the module will gain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to synthesize different technological components into a unified working multimodal system that accomplishes a specific function

  • Must be able to design, create and synthesize content in multimodal systems

  • Must be able to apply scientific methods for assessing experience and human response to content in a particular multimodal interactive system

  • 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 gain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to methodically identify and analyse state of the art technology and trends

  • Must be able to synthesize emerging technologies into innovative systems

  • Must able to plan, design and synthesize content with a clearly defined objective and with a specific or coherent function

  • Must be able to analyse the social and cultural implications of the integrated system and the content mediated

  • Must be able to communicate and analyse research-based knowledge in the area of digital content and technology convergence, in the formats of a scientific paper and a poster, and in the format of a 15 minute conference presentation

  • 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 examSensing Media
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral exam based on a scientific paper written in English and a mediatechnological product, an AVproduction illustrating and summarizing the project, a poster in English, and edited worksheets/portfolio documenting project details.
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 titleSansning af medier
Module codeMSNMEDM1204
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
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design