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. The concept of embodiment includes both the physical presence of system and user as well as the social embedding in a network of interaction practices that are largely based on the information provided by the human (or artificial) body. Examples include but are not limited to movement, haptics, or tangible interactions.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module will obtain:

  • knowledge of standard methods and techniques in embodied interaction
  • understanding of multimodal interpretation of bodily forms of expression both as input and output channel for intelligent systems


Students who complete the module will be able to:

  • apply methods and techniques to real world scenarios (e.g., games, robots, public installations, etc.).
  • apply established and novel methods for evaluating embodied interaction in real world scenarios


Students who complete the module will be able to:

  • evaluate the potential of different methods and techniques in order to make the proper design choices for embodied interaction
  • synthesize and develop intelligent systems allowing for embodied interaction

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 examEmbodied Interaction
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 titleEmbodied Interaction
Module codeMSNMEDM2224
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Medialogy
Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design