The project will be undertaken through the ‘Art + Design: elearning lab, at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, of the Cyprus University of Technology. The lab focuses on design for social change’ and pursues a variety of research activities and practical socially-orientated interventions in support of design for social change, design education and technology-enhanced learning in art and design. We are a group of friendly individuals with diverse skills and interests. Design thinking, evidence-based design, ethnography, phenomenography, grounded theory, design based research and action research inform our strategies.
Coordinator: Nicos Souleles
Dr Nicos Souleles worked in Higher Education in Sydney Australia as Head of the Department of Multimedia Design at KvB Institute of Technology (1995-1999), as Course Leader for the BA in Multimedia Design and Digital Animation at Cumbria Institute of the Arts in England (1999-2008), and Programme Co-ordinator at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (2009-2011). Currently he is Associate Professor at Cyprus University of Technology in the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts where he also runs a research lab titled ‘Networked Learning in Art and Design’. Nicos was awarded a PhD in Educational Research, specifically in the area of educational technology and the professional development of faculty in art and design, awarded from Lancaster University in England and is a member of the reviewer panel for the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Stefania Savva, Dr
Stefania Savva has completed a PhD in museum studies at the University of Leicester in the UK under the supervision of Dr. Viv Golding. Her prior studies include undergraduate studies in primary education in Greece, and an MA in art, craft and design education in London in 2009. With experience of working as an educator in both formal and informal settings (museums), Stefania has worked as a research assistant and research associate at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology, at the Art and Design e-learning Lab supervised by Dr. Nicos Souleles. Concurrently, she is undertaking freelance research and writes blog articles. Stefania has presented in a number of international conferences and has published work in academic peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. Overall her research interests include multiliteracies pedagogy, educational technology, virtual learning environments, culturally responsive teaching and innovative approaches to museum education for the 21st century.
Francesca Sella: web developer
Francesca Sella holds a BA in Multimedia and Graphic Design and an MA in Interactive Multimedia from Cyprus University of Technology. She has experience in creating usable and delightful online digital solutions. She focus on user research, principles of a design strategy, user interface and experience design. She is a well-versed in different areas of design such as web design, graphic design, interactive applications and motion graphics. Her goal is to impact the user journey and their perception about a solution in combination of her passion to solve complex problems with a design.
Zoe Anastasiadou: multimedia designer
Born and raised in Larnaca of Cyprus, Zoe Anastasiadou studied a BA in Multimedia and Graphic Arts at Cyprus University of Technology. Her interests are Web Design, 3D Modelling and Animation, and Photography. She is currently located in Limassol studying for the MA in Interactive Multimedia. In parallel, she is a freelance designer working in various projects including web, graphic design, logotypes and 3D modelling.