Project Proposals.

I have supervised student projects and masters thesis projects for more than 10 years. I usually work very close my with students on a current research topic primarily within pervasive or ubiquitous computing, mobile computing, or interaction design. My research evolves around use of technology in human activity and my work is within different areas of human-computer interaction, interaction design, mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing.

The following list illustrates some of the Masters thesis projects that I have supervised and which subsequently has been published in international journals or conferences:

Below, I have illustrated some of the possibilities for student projects. Please also refer to my list of previous masters thesis project supervisions.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me ( or drop by my office (5.2.05).

Interacting with Big Data: Transport or Energy. As part of the new stratetic research center at AAU on "Data-intensive Cyber-Physical Systems" (DiCyPS) we are investigating human-computer interaction with end user applications making use of big data for within the areas of energy and transport. This also gives opportunities for Master Thesis projects in HCI to explore the design and use of new intelligent applications for the transport end energy domains. The projects will involve prototype development and real world deployment.

Publication examples:
Kjeldskov, J., Skov, M. B., Paay, J., and Pathmanathan, R. (2012) Using Mobile Phones to Support Sustainability: A Field Study of Residential Electricity Consumption. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’12), Austin, USA, ACM Press

Kjeldskov, J., Skov, M. B., Paay, J., Lund, D., Madsen, T., and Nielsen, M. (2015) Eco-Forecasting for Domestic Electricity Use. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’15), Seoul, Korea, ACM Press

Jensen, B. S., Skov, M. B., and Thiruravichandran, N. (2010) Studying Driver Attention and Behaviour for Three Configurations of GPS Navigation in Real Traffic Driving. In Edwards, K. and Rodden, T. (Eds.) Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’10), Atlanta, USA, ACM Press, pp. 1271-1280

Cross-Device and Multi-Device Interaction. With the rapidly increasing proliferation of smartphones and tablets in people’s everyday lives, it is now not uncommon to have not only one but several of such devices at one’s immediate disposal. This creates new use situations and new opportunities for exploring interaction designs that span across multiple devices rather than being limited to just one. Researchers have responded to these opportunities by exploring a new class of “multi-device applications” that allow users to link individual mobile devices and use them as one joint interface.

This proposal seeks to explore how different technologies, e.g. mobile technologies, tablets, situated displays, can be connected and integrated through different interaction techniques. The project will most likely involve advanced programming and will be empirical through user-studies in lab contexts or real-world contexts.

Publication examples:
Nielsen, H. S., Olsen, M. P., Skov, M. B., and Kjeldskov, J. (2014) JuxtaPinch: Collocated Photo Sharing on Multiple Devices. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2014), Toronto, Canada, ACM Press

Sørensen, H., Raptis, D., Kjeldskov, J., and Skov, M. B. (2014) The 4C Framework: Principles of Interaction in Digital Ecosystems. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014), Seattle, USA, ACM Press

Interacting with Implantable Technology. A growing number of people around the world live with implanted technology due to e.g. illnesses. As an example, ICD patients live with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator that monitors their heart rhythms and gives electrical impulses to correct abnormal rhythms. However, current technologies provide no or little means for interacting with such technology even though such implantable technology has wireless capabilities.

This project could be conducted in collaboration with Aalborg University Hospital where I have a collaboration with the people from the Centre for Cardiovascular Research. The project could involve designing and implementing a prototype that visualizes ICD data in meaningful ways.

Publication example:
Skov, M. B., Johansen, P., Skov, C. S., and Lauberg, A. (2015) No News is Good News: Remote Monitoring of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Patients. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’15), Seoul, Korea, ACM Press