IMT2009 - Mobile Media and Social Interaction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 40/100 3 hours E
Approved report 60/100

Course content

Course overview:
-The brief history of mobile media technology and social interaction in media
-Attributes of modern smartphone and tablet computers
-Interpersonal, group- and organizational interaction in social media
-Mobile media and social interaction in the digital age; a medium for communication and entertainment
-Web-based content versus custom apps for mobile devices
-Accessibility and universal design in a mobile context
-Fundamentals of UI-design on a small screen
-Social media and production of media, including “crowd sourcing” and “crowd funding”

Learning outcome

-After successfully completing this course, students will know historical and current characteristics, including the limitations and possibilities of mobile- and social media interactions. They will also have introductory knowledge about standards and technologies that are fundamental to modern smartphone and tablet devices. Students will explore and learn about mobile media interaction challenges, and how to design user interfaces for applicable media contexts.
-Students will also acquire fundamental knowledge about ways social media shape and modify a range of interactions in contemporary society from e.g. interpersonal communication, corporate marketing, journalism and political campaigns.

-After completing the course, students will be able to analyze and describe how mobile media and social interaction shape culture among individuals and groups in society.
-Furthermore, students will plan and design a mobile media and social interaction project using applicable theory and methods.

General competence:
-After completing this course, students can explain how mobile media function as a cultural device which influence social interaction. -Additionally, students will be able to participate in projects creating, adapting or evaluating solutions for mobile media and social interaction.

Learning methods and activities

-Group and in-class assignments
-Project work

Compulsory assignments

  • Prosjektskisse

Further on evaluation

-Written exam, 3 hours (counts 40%)
-Evaluation of Project(s) (60%)
-Both parts must be passed to pass the course

You may select one of the following methods for completing the final project assignment:
1) Theoretical paper dealing with a mobile media and social interaction concept
2) Design of a Mobile media and social interaction concept
3) Ready to launch mobile media and social interaction project

Re-sit examiniation:
Re-sit for the written exam in August.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Interaction Design (BIXD)
Web Development (BWU)

Course materials

Will be announced at semesterstart

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2019

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Media and Communication Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design



Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Written examination 40/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 40/100 E 2019-05-27 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
S410 Smaragd 0
S411 Smaragd 0
A061 Ametyst 0
Spring ORD Approved report 60/100

Release 2019-05-14

Submission 2019-05-16

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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