THE DESIGN GAME | the DG session will run on Friday 18 June
Fri 18 Jun | 12.00-15.30

Petr van Blokland | HOLLAND

In a simulation of the design practice participants are requested to design a solution for a customer. The journey to the final design leads them through a "maze" every designer has to go through: how to get the required information from the customer? Designers are forced to think about their way of working: to design their own design process.

The design game originally was made for the curriculum of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Students for graphic design learn that not asking the right question or not thinking about the design process itself, never leads towards appropriate design. The design game create a small virtual world that hold all aspect of the real designers practice. Interested how your customer feels: play the game. Interested how your designer thinks: play the game.

Anyone can participate: designers, typographers, students, or non-designers. Fun for everyone!

Additional to the game Petr van Blokland will reflect on the game results in relation to the daily practice of a designer and extentions will be made to disciplines as programming and artificial intelligence, whereas the connection to game theory easily can be made.

Wed 16 Jun | 9.30-17.00

Aimilia Tzanavari | CYPRUS
Panayiotis Zaphiris | CYPRUS

Interaction Design and Human Computer Interaction Workshop

16 June 2010, Nicosia, Cyprus

Workshop Programme

9.00-9.10 Opening

9.10–10.30 Session 1

1. George Christou (EUC)

Knowledge-Based Evaluation of Interaction (abstract)

2. Fernando Loizides (CityUniversity London)

Investigating and Assisting the Interactive Document Triage Process on Small(er) Screen Devices (abstract)

3. Panayiotis Zaphiris (CUT)

Social Network Analysis and Social Simulation of Online Computer Game Communities (abstract)

10.30–11.00 Coffee Break

11.00–13.00 Session 2

4. George A. Sielis, Christos Mettouris, George A. Papadopoulos (UCY)

Context Awareness and Interaction in Creativity Support Tools (abstract)

5. Evangelos Kapros (University of Dublin)

Adaptive Data Management: an Interaction Design Perspective (abstract)

6. Panagiotis Germanakos (UNic), Mario Belk (UCY), Nikos Tsianos, Zacharias Lekkas, Constantinos Mourlas (NKUA), George Samaras (UCY)

Proposing an Ontological Cognitive User Model for the Adaptation of Generic Web Environments (abstract)

7. Chris Christou (UNic)

Recent Developments in VR (abstract)

8. Despina Michael (UNic), Yiorgos Chrysanthou (UCY)

Development of 3D Interactive Systems (abstract)

9. Andreas Lanitis (CUT)

Age-Adaptive Human Computer Interaction (abstract)

13.00–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.30 Session 3

10. Aimilia Tzanavari (UNic)

Web Accessibility for the Deaf Pupils Education: the Case of Cyprus (abstract)

11. Christoforos Christoforou, Andreas Constantinides (R.K.I. Leaders Ltd)

A Brain to Skype Interface for People with Severe Disabilities (abstract)

12. Eleni Kyza (CUT)

Optimizing interactions: Designing for web-based learning and teaching (abstract)

13. Charalambos Vrasidas, Katerina Theodoridou, Theano Yerasimou, Maria Antonaki, Christiana Aravi, Martha Vasiliadou, (CARDET-UNic)

Designing for Interaction: Case studies and Research Findings (abstract)

15.30–16.00 Coffee Break

16.00–17.00 Round Table Discussion




“Interaction Design is about designing interactive products to support the way people communicate and interact in their everyday and working lives” (Sharp, Rogers and Preece, 2007)

Human computer interaction (HCI) is a component of Interaction Design, focusing on the design, implementation and evaluation of interactive computer systems and issues encountered in these processes.

Most people today spend a significant part of their lives in front of a screen, interacting with a computer to get their work done, to communicate, to hold meetings, to socialize with friends, to play games, and so many more. Therefore this interaction has to be carefully studied so as to be supported by a well designed interface to offer an optimal user experience.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together academics, researchers and practitioners whose work is related to interaction design and human computer interaction.

Topics to be presented/ discussed include:

* Interaction Design and Devices

* Interaction Design and the Web

* Social Interaction Design

* Affective Aspects in Interaction Design

* Prototyping Methods
* Evaluation and Usability
* HCI in eLearning
* Pervasive technologies in HCI
* HCI education

* Accessible Interfaces


For general questions about the workshop contact Aimilia Tzanavari [] or Panayiotis Zaphiris []

Thu 17 Jun - Sat 19 Jun | 9.30-11.00

Magdalini Papanikolopoulou | GREECE

Τhis workshop is called DanceTypography and its aim is to connect the art of writing with the rest of our body, to bring us into a different relationship with type and typography by learning the correlations of the Alphabet (letters) to the different bodyparts (organs).

Through various exercises of improvisation the participants are to create their own typographical synthesis, by using their bodies as the main tool, their voices and the space around them.

Participants are required to wear relaxed clothing and to join the workshop with an open heart.



Tue 15 Jun - Wed 16 Jun | 9.30-17.00

Gerry Leonidas | UK

The w/kshop will take place at studio A22.
Please, bring your laptops on Wednesday 16 June.
Please, install the demo version of Fontlab:

The successfull two-day workshop on typeface design, which had been taken place at the University of Nicosia last year, constitutes the basis for this w/kshop as well. The contemporary approaches towards the creation of typefaces will be discussed and evaluated as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the digital design tools.

Gerry Leonidas is lecturer in the Dept of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK and Course Director of the MA in Typeface Design. He is practicing designer of Greek and Latin typefaces and a regular consultant on typography and type design. He has published book reviews and articles on typography and is currently completing a PhD on the relationship of the design processes of Greek and Latin digital typefaces.

Tue 15 Jun - Wed 16 Jun | 9.30-17.00

Vangelio Tzanetatou | GREECE

Binding images is the theme of the workshop; the final product will be an idiosyncratic photo album. Participants will be asked to bring their own, personal photos, which will inspire them to work creatively on the project.



Vangelio Tzanetatou has ran with great success the bookbinding workshops in the 2002, 2004 and 2007 ICTVC conferences. The final artefacts produced give high pleasure to the participants and provide a firm basis for further exploration and development.

Vangelio has studied bookbinding and book restoration at the London College of Printing. Over the past fifteen years she has been working in the rare book restoration field as well as a bookbinder designer. Some of her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in Greece and in other European countries.


For more information about the 4th ICTVC you may contact:

Dr Klimis Mastoridis

Department of Design & Multimedia
University of Nicosia, Cyprus

T +357 22 354.257

Gerry Leonidas

ICTVC Scientific & Organizing Committee Member

Department of Typography & Graphic Communication

University of Reading, UK

T +44 118 378 6397

Anna Kiriakidou

ICTVC Organizing Committee Member
Typographic Designer, Greece

T +30 6970 578.750

Contact hours: 14.00-19.00 (CET)