Full Title:Physical & Pervasive Interfaces
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MEDA I8Z11
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aims of this module are to introduce students to: (1) new modes of human-computer interaction, which go beyond the keyboard, screen and mouse; (2) the sensor-based technologies that enable these new methods of interacting and (3) the advanced programming techniques necessary to deliver them.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Display a knowledge of what is involved in the design process of physical and pervasive interfaces
  2. Critically describe the fundamental concepts and principles involved in the creation of physical responsive environments.
  3. Understand the roles and tasks designated to specific members of an Interactive Multimedia development team.
  4. Build a prototype hardware interface and program software that communicates with this interface.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Human-Computer Interaction
Process and Methods of Interaction Design
Physical Computing
Pervasive Computing
Sensor Technologies
Basic Electronics
Signal Processing
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Introductory sensor-based project within set technical parameters. 1,4 50.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Student directed project, building upon principles established in prior practical project. 1,2,3,4 50.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Repeat Project

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.50 Every Week 2.50
Independent Study No Description 2.50 Every Week 2.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Tom Igoe 2001, Making Things Talk [ISBN: 978-144939243]
  • Massimo Banzi 2008, Getting started with Arduino [ISBN: 9780596155513]
  • Joshua Noble 2012, Programming Interactivity, 2nd Ed Ed. [ISBN: 144931144X]
  • Paul Dourish, Where the action is, MIT Press [ISBN: 9780596155513]
  • Bill Moggridge 2007, Designing Interactions, MIT Press [ISBN: 0262134748]
  • Dan Saffer 2006, Designing for Interaction, New Riders [ISBN: 0321643399]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 5 Elective