VILA

Experiential labs

DigHumLab’s experiential labs support research into embodied human interaction in a wide range of environments, and with a focus on (social) cognition, learning, and design. They qualify and support research activities that collect data in the field, i.e. typically outside the university as e.g. patient education in the hospital, play and learning activities inside and outside of pedagogical institutions, mobility behavior in exhibition halls, cooperation between elderly, nursing staff, and robots, learning to drive, project work, fashion design processes and many others.

Although today interactions can be recorded reasonably well with any-state-of-the art smartphone, interaction researchers need more advanced technical and analytic competencies. While some years ago recordings typically were made with one camera, today researchers often record multiple camera- and audio-streams to document interaction from different perspectives. Recording and editing multiple stream audio/video recordings is one of the technical focus areas of the labs.   Another focus is the documentation of mobile interactions, e.g. people driving cars, travelling in bicycle formation or moving together through space in other ways. A third focus is to experiment with and understand how technological innovations can be employed to capture and analyse interaction:  360 degrees cameras have just recently become affordable but need to be tested in the field. Finally, researchers may want to work with all of these data sources in combination with physiological sensors or eye-trackers.

When data have been collected, they need to be converted, compressed, aligned, spliced together, transcribed, hosted to be used and shared by researchers. In many projects (semi) automatic support for analysis is needed to handle large complex data streams. For sustainability those data must be stored in reliable and robust data bases. Development and design of such data storage solutions and analytic tools are equally part of the experiential labs.

Contact and join the community: Jacob Davidsen

Related websites: Video Research Lab Aalborg (VILA): http://www.vila.aau.dk , Designlab: http://www.kommunikation.aau.dk/forskning/vidensgrupper/e-learning-lab/Design+Lab/


Mobile Labs

Experiential labs

Mobile Labs provides help for students and researchers, with recording and editing their data. The physical lab with recording equipment and Mac's with video editing software is located in Kolding. The workshops are available on demand either in the lab in Kolding or at your location. We provide online tutorials for software we teach in our workshops among others (Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, and CLAN). We offer access to: recording equiment, editing software, workshops to learn recording and editing, enline tutorials. The services are available for DIGHUMLAB members, that is people from the following institutions: SDU, AAU, AU, KB, SB and KU.

Contact: Max Roald Eckardt

Join the Community: Max Roald Eckardt

Related websites: Find Mobile Labs' tutorials, instructions and tools here


Course on 360° cameras, how to use them and what to do with the data you have collected.

Basic course on transcription

In this course, you can learn  how to use different transcription editors, e.g. ELAN, CLAN and Transana.

In this course, we go through basic editing in Adobe Premiere, e.g. how to cut a video, how to work with multiple angles etc. 

In this course, you will learn about different aspects of collecting audiovisual data.