Mobile HCI


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Recommended professional prerequisites: insight into basic HCI, including design of graphical user interfaces, evaluation of usability, and prototyping

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.

Learning objectives


The student must gain knowledge of challenges and opportunities in user interaction with mobile devices, systems and services, or interaction in mobile contexts. This includes focus on technology, interaction, and usage context. In relation to this, the student must gain knowledge about the design of interaction, and the evaluation of usability and user experience.

Possible topics include:

  • interaction design for small displays
  • interaction design for small physical devices
  • interaction design for mobile use, and dynamic usage
  • contexts multi- and / or cross-device interaction
  • digital ecologies
  • wearables
  • methods / techniques for evaluating mobile usability of user experience
  • methods / techniques simulation of mobility and context
  • advantages and disadvantages of resp. lab and field evaluation
  • longitudinal field studies, experimental control and ecological validity


  • be able to design and empirically evaluate interaction design / user interfaces for mobile devices, systems and services.
  • be able to select and apply appropriate mobile technologies for a given context of use, select and apply appropriate interaction techniques
  • be able to select and apply appropriate evaluation methods.


master principles of interaction design and evaluation for mobile devices, systems and services and be able to select and apply these in mobile usage scenarios

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general teaching methods for the education, cf. section 17

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 150 hours.



Name of examMobile HCI
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal 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 titleMobilt HCI
Module codeDSNSWFK211
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Software)
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design