The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Invited Course Lecture entitled:

Usability of interactive systems: Current practices and challenges of its measurement

Speaker: Panayiotis Zaharias
Affiliation: University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Category: Invited Course Lecture
Location: Room 147, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Tuesday, February 23th, 2010
Time: 15:00-16:30 EET
Host: Yannis Dimopoulos (yannis AT and George Pallis (gpallis AT

Usability is a core term in human-computer interaction (HCI). The growing importance of usability evaluation of contemporary interactive information systems have become evident in both researech and practice during the recent years. The purpose of this lecture is to review current practice in how usability is measured and to analyse problems with the measures of usability employed. Additionally this talk will present the challenges to conducting usability studies and to research into how to measure usability.

Short Bio:
Panagiotis holds a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems (specialization on Human Computer Interaction, thesis title: A Usability Evaluation Method of E-learning Courses) from the Department of Management Science & Technology of Athens University of Economics and Business (2004). He received a first degree in Informatics from the Department of Informatics in Athens University of Economics and Business (1998), and a Masters degree in Information Systems from the MSc. Program in Information Systems in Athens University of Economics and Business (2000). His main research interests are focused on user experience, usability evaluation methods and e-Learning design. He has participated in various European and National-based research projects. He has published more than 30 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI) and AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education) organization. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus. He is also a research associate of IST lab/OIS Research Group of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

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