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Human-Computer Interaction Design

Dr Panayiotis Zaphiris

Contact details

Personal web page:http://zaphiris.org/


Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow


Panayiotis is an Associate Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology and a honorary senior visiting fellow at HCID. Until June 2009 he was a Reader at the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design. Before that, he was a researcher at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University from where he also got his Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). His research interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction with an emphasis on inclusive design and social aspects of computing. He is especially interested in HCI issues related to the elderly and people with disabilities. He is also interested in internet related research (web usability, mathematical modelling of browsing behaviour in hierarchical online information systems, online communities, e-learning, Computer Aided Language Learning (CALL) and social network analysis of online human-to-human interactions). "

Research interests

  • Inclusive design
  • Social aspects of computing
  • HCI issues related to the elderly and people with disabilities
  • Web usability
  • Online comunities
  • E-learning

Key publications

  • Zaphiris, P., Sarwar, R. (accepted) Trends, Similarities and Differences in the Usage of Teen and Senior Public Online Newsgroups. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), ACM Press.

  • Mohamedally, D., Zaphiris, P., & Petrie, H. (2005). "PROTEUS: Artefact-Driven Constructionist Assessment within TabletPC-Based Low-Fidelity Prototyping". To Appear in Proceedings of HCI 2005 Edinburgh, British HCI Group, British Computing Society, UK.

  • Zaphiris, P., Gill, K., Ma, T.H-Y, Wilson, S. and Petrie, H. (2004) Exploring the Use of Information Visualization for Digital Libraries, New Review of Information Networking, 10(1): 51-70, Taylor and Francis, London, UK.

  • Zaphiris, P., Shneiderman, B., & Norman, K.L. (2002) Expandable Indexes Versus Sequential Menus for Searching Hierarchies on the World Wide Web. Behaviour and Information Technology, 21 (3), 185-201, Taylor and Francis, London, UK.

  • Zaphiris, P., Kurniawan, S.K., & Ellis, R.D. (2001). Usability and Accessibility Comparison of Governmental, Organizational, Educational and Commercial Aging/Health-Related Web Sites. WebNet Journal, 3 (3), 45-52.