Description: The ubiquity of the smart phones and tablets equipped with wide range of sensors, and the everyday deployment of the applications in wide use contexts make the mobile human computer interaction a promising research avenue. Yet, most of the research focuses on touch-based interaction and visual display.

The main objective of the course is to review and extend the state of the art of sonic interaction in mobile contexts, where the sound is used either as an input or output modality. The preliminary topics of the course (left) will be refined based on the background and learning goals of the participants.
The learning objectives are:
understand the fundamentals of sonic interactions, and their utilization on mobile platforms
evaluate different control protocols, such as MIDI, OSC, and TUIO
prototype and test basic components of sonic interactions using different ports and libraries, such as MobMuPlat and libpd.
apply and synthesize understanding of sonic interactions in the development, design and evaluation of a mobile application.

During contact teaching, participants will learn the architecture and application programming interfaces (APIs) relevant for interactive mobile audio applications. They will analyze and evaluate recent examples of mobile applications that use sensors and sound as a strong output modality, and develop and test parts of the application of their choice. Afterwards, they will complete the design and evaluation of their application, and prepare a manuscript summarizing their process and derive implications for design.
The language of the course is English, and its duration is 5 days (individual work and a final deliverable).

Familiarity with basic DSP algorithms and their implementation on an object-oriented programming language (e.g., Java, Objective-c, C++ or similar)
Organizer: Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, AAU Copenhagen

Lecturers: Prof. Stefania Serafin, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, AAU Copenhagen,and Assist. Prof. Cumhur Erkut, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, AAU Copenhagen


Time: 23-27 November 2015

Place: Aalborg University, Copenhagen

Zip code: 2450

City: Copenhagen

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 1 November 2015