Interactive Mobile Application Design


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This is an English translation of the module. In case of discrepancy between the translation and the Danish version, the Danish version of the module is valid.

The purpose of the project module is to introduce students to the development of an application (app) for a mobile platform (typically a mobile phone or smartphone). In the project, emphasis is placed on working with a concrete and innovative solution at a balanced technical-aesthetic level, where experiences from the course modules are integrated into concept development or detailing of the project. The subject of the project could be rooted in a case from a private use context, such as for registration of exercise, travel, or diet, or from a work context. It is emphasized that the application can be run on a specific mobile technology, and that the application is designed, developed and implemented on the basis of an investigative, testing and reflective methodology and preferably an iterative process.

Learning objectives


  • must be able to demonstrate knowledge of limitations and possibilities in the design and construction of a mobile application, including both technical and interactional aspects.


  • must be able to specify possibilities, limitations and visions for mobile applications for areas with applications for private or work use.
  • must be able to establish a development process where modeling, testing and reflection via models for mobile applications and their use are part of a dynamic iterative process.


  • must be able to develop proposals for an interactive mobile application for solving or supporting common problems and functions in relation to human needs and interaction.
  • must be able to communicate a solution for an interactive mobile application, where function and aesthetics are made probable using design-relevant media and methods, as well as convey intention, process and applied methods and tools in reporting format.

Type of instruction

Project work

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 450 hours.



Name of examInteractive Mobile Application Design
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleInteraktivt mobil applikationsdesign
Module codeDSNIXDB411
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Interaction Design
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design