Lecturer in Interaction Design University of the Aegean
Modestos Stavrakis is a faculty member (Lecturer in Interaction Design) in the Department of Products and Systems Design Engineering at the University of the Aegean. He holds a PhD in Design from the same university, an MSc in Computer Aided Graphical Technology Applications and a BA(first class honours) in Creative Visualisation from the University of Teesside (UK). His research has led to the co-authoring of journals, conference publications and book chapters in the areas of Interaction Design and User Experience, HCI, computer aided collaborative design, web information systems, computer assistive technologies, virtual reality, digital media design, digital arts and distance/e-learning. He has an extensive teaching experience in undergraduate and postgraduate level in interaction design, interactive systems design, product design (ideation and concept design), multimedia, 3d modelling and computer animation. He supervised a number of undergraduate and postgraduate final year theses and is member of the supervisory committee in two doctoral level students. He is a reviewer and scientific committee in several conferences and journals in the areas of interaction design, multimedia and cultural heritage. He participated as a experienced researcher and scientific coordinator in several research and development
projects that have been funded from national and international sources. These include: IST ENORASI Virtual Environments for the Training of Visually Impaired (IST-2000-25231), IST
REGNET Cultural Heritage in Regional Networks (IST-2000-26231), IST ASPIS An Authentication and Protection Innovative Software System for DVDROM and Internet (IST1999-12554),
IST SHOPLAB, The ShopLab Network for Test and Design of Hybrid Shop Environments based on Multimodal Interface Technologies (IST-2000-28143), IST GUARDIANS Gateway to User Access of Remote and Distributed Information and Network Services (IST 1999-2075,) IST IRIS Incorporating the Requirements of People with Special Needs or Impairments to Internet-based systems and Services (IST-2000-26211), IST BenToWeb Benchmarking Tools and Methods for the Web (IST-2-004275).