Investigation of Subjective Experiences


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The project unit will support students in achieving deeper knowledge and skills in cognitive psychology of perception and use this knowledge to concrete problems.

Learning objectives


  • Understand methods to measure and transform subjective impression.
  • Understand the perceptual and cognitive problems and use these in the project.
  • Must understand the scientific communication processes related to conference presentations and related to publishing in peer-reveiwed scientific journals.
  • Must know how to organize a scientific publication.


  • Could use methods to measure and transform subjective impression.
  • Could communicate scientific work in the form of a scientific paper and poster in English.
  • Can explain the process of and criteria for peer reviewed scientific communication.
  • Can write a paper for a scientific conference/journal.
  • Can prepare and give an oral and poster presentation for a scientific conference.


Can synthesize the above information through the design, execution and statistical analysis of user experiments and/or psychophysical experiments


  • Design and prototype manufacture a product that enhances the interaction between users and the technical system by incorporating advanced knowledge of perception, cognition and/or emotion psychological aspects gained through the design, execution and evaluation of one or more usability tests, where the interaction between users and technical systems are analysed.


  • Clarify the human perceptual or cognitive performance in one or more modalities and report this for basic scientific use or in relation to specific applications.
  • Must be able to read and understand selected literature and then apply the theories, methods, and/or tools in order to solve a problem
  • Must be able to present the problem, the suggested solution(s), experiments and simulation results, as well as the overall conclusion in terms of a scientifc paper and a poster
  • Must be able to present orally the main contribution and conclusion of the work in terms of a 15 minutes conference presentation
  • Are able to judge and prioritize the validity of various sources of scientific information
  • Can apply internationally recognized principles for acknowledging and citing work of others properly
  • Can formulate and explain scientific hypotheses and results achieved through scientific work
  • Are able to analyze results and draw conclusions on a scientific basis

Type of instruction

The project is documented by:

  • A scientific paper, written in English
  • A poster, also in English
  • Edited worksheets documenting the various project details



Name of examInvestigation of Subjective Experiences
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleUnders√łgelse af subjektive indtryk
Module codeESNPDPK1P2GB
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Engineering Psychology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design