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The concept of User Experience (UX) is about user reactions and anticipations that result from the use of products, systems or services. It is recognized that design thinking and the application of related Interaction Design (ID) methods can significantly contribute to successful applications with respect to UX.

The 1st summer school on Interaction Design & User Experience (ID-UX) is concerned with teaching and experimenting with related concepts, methods, development tools/environments and applications. The related methods are about user research, conceptual and detailed design, and the user-centred evaluation of interactive systems. The related development tools/environments are about 3D Interactive Environments, (multitouch) gestures, and kinesthetic control. The applications include scenarios of (serious) games, education, culture and their combined conceptions.

Organizers and Venuesyros

The summer school is organized by the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece.

Chairs: Spyros Vosinakis Assistant Prof. and Panayiotis Koutsabasis Assistant Prof.

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Dates: August 24–September 5, 2015.

Venue: Hermoupolis, Island of Syros, Cyclades, Greece. 

Audience - Participants

The target audience / participants are professionals, researchers and late graduate or postgraduate students in engineering, informatics and design, as well as from the aforementioned application areas (games, education, and culture). Some background or experience on programming is desirable. The participants of the UX-ID summer school will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend lectures on contemporary concepts, methods and technologies about ID-UX.
  • Familiarize themselves with application development in MS Visual Studio (C#) including multitouch apps, Unity 3D, Kinect/Leap motion.
  • Design-develop-evaluate a simple app in supervised group work at an interaction design studio.
  • Combine all these with their summer stay for 2 weeks in the island of Syros, Greece.

The participants who will successfully attend the program, will receive a certification of attendance with 4 ECTS credits.

Registration

June 30 2015 (deadline extended). 

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Speakers

(for more details, see here)

  • Pam Kato, Professor, Coventry University, Serious Games Institute, UK.
  • Antonella De Angeli, Associate Professor, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy.
  • George Lepouras, Associate Professor, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications University of Peloponnese, Greece.
  • Spyros Vosinakis, Assistant Professor, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece.
  • Panayiotis Koutsabasis, Assistant Professor, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece.
  • George Caridakis, Lecturer, Department of Cultural Informatics, University of the Aegean. Greece.
  • Modestos Stavrakis, Lecturer, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece.
  • Panayiotis Kyriakoulakos, Lecturer, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece.
  • George Anastassakis, Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Informatics, University of Pireus, Greece.
  • Jenny Darzentas, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece.
  • Dimitris Zissis, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece.

Program

The program will be carried out from August 24 – September 2015. Here is the detailed program.

Supporters

The “University of the Aegean Summer Schools” are supported by the project «The University of the Aegean, the prominent and driving factor for the economic and social growth of the wide Aegean area» of the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, which is co-funded by European Union (European Social Fund) and National Resources.

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