Embodied Interaction


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


The course presents the emerging theory of embodied interaction interleaved with practical implementations of intelligent systems, where the participants work on open-source, community-supported interactive audio-visual coding platforms, such as Processing and open Frameworks.

The focus of the theoretical part is on embodied mind and cognition, intelligent agents, and movement as design material. These will be centered on emerging literature (e.g., Proc. Intl. Workshop on Movement and Computing: http://moco.ircam.fr).

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must have knowledge about standard methods and techniques in embodied interaction
  • Must be able to understand and describe movement as a design material.
  • Must be able to understand the bodily skills needed for technological development, decision making, steering and path finding
  • Must be able to understand what movement qualities are and how they are extracted from movement tracking data.


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to apply methods and techniques to real world scenarios (e.g., games, robots, public installations, etc.).


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to analyze a problem, design a solution and translate it into an intelligent embodied system.
  • Must be able to analyze, compare, and assess the potential of different methods and techniques in order to make the proper design choices.
  • Must be able to synthesize results and concepts in a professional way equivalent to practices in Embodied Interaction.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examEmbodied Interaction
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleEmbodied Interaction
Module codeMSNMEDM2174
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design