Mobile and Wearable Computing


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


With mobile devices being the de-facto most widespread and most personal form of computing, they enable the implementation and deployment of novel services, interactions and applications in many different areas (e.g., mobile health, smart mobility and transport, and entertainment). This course will focus on the building blocks for such services and as well as discuss how the strengths and weaknesses of (distributed) mobile and wearable systems can be navigated, both from a development as well as from a user experience perspective. Due to the personal nature of these devices and wearable technology’s abilities to sense the user's activities in unprecedented manners, we will also consider privacy and ethical concerns related to the development of these platforms.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module will obtain:

  • knowledge and understanding of the current state of the art of research methods in mobile and wearable computing
  • understanding of suited interaction techniques for mobile and wearable devices
  • understanding of development restrictions related to mobile and distributed platforms


Students who complete the module will be able to:

  • critically review and apply literature and case studies on mobile and wearable computing research topics
  • apply established and novel methods for designing and evaluating mobile and wearable user interfaces
  • identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of mobile and wearable technologies and be able to apply these insights to solve novel problems
  • analyze the impact of mobile and wearable technologies on society


Students who complete the module will be able to:

  • analyze and develop new user interfaces, algorithms and services for mobile and wearable devices 
  • analyze existing and novel mobile and wearable platforms from usability, user experience and ethical perspectives

Type of instruction

Refer to the overview of instruction types listed in § 17.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • To be eligible to take the exam, the student must timely have handed in any mandatory assignments


Name of examMobile and Wearable Computing
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleMobile and Wearable Computing
Module codeMSNMEDM1224
Module typeCourse
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