Internship on Mobile Spatial Interaction

Applications are invited from undergrad students for a funded three-month position in the area of Mobile Spatial Interaction.

Mobile spatial interaction (MSI) involves the interaction with a combined physical/virtual world using a mobile device in order to retrieve or interact with information relevant to a users current context or location. Location and orientation sensing hardware is now available in a number of mass market mobile phones and access to the mobile internet is becoming more ubiquitous making this field increasingly relevant.

The project will build on an existing MSI framework focusing on interaction design and the design of rich audio and vibrotactile feedback using a SHAKE blue tooth sensor box. Usability studies will test the implementation of these ideas. Examples of previous group work can be found at

Applicants should possess good software and numerate skills, with some familiarity of mobile handset programming. Familiarity with Python for
series 60 Nokia devices, web-design, the google maps API and SQL is desired but not essential.

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV and the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to: Informal enquiries to Prof. Roderick Murray-Smith (

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