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Human-Computer Interaction Design

Milena S. Markova

Contact detailsMilena S. Markova

Email:  m.s.markova@city.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7040 8166

Room: A211, College building

Online presence: ResearchGate | Academia.edu | LinkedIn | Twitter


Research Student


Milena joined the centre a year after she completed her Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. She holds a Bachelor in Communications from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, USA. Her supervisors are Stephanie Wilson and Simone Stumpf from the Centre.

Research Interests

Investigating how tangible user interfaces affect motor skill learning, and more specifically how the metaphor expressed by the tangible object affects different motor skill learning, is the focus of Milena's research. Her objective is to contribute to existing knowledge of effects and benefits of TUIs for motor skill learning by providing insight into what the role of metaphor expressed by the tangible object plays in motor skill learning, how it affects the user experience, and how both can be improved.


Social Sensor (October 2011 - July 2012)


  • Markova, M. S. (2014). How Does the Tangible Object Affect Motor Skill Learning? Proceedings of TEI 2014, (accepted).
  • Markova, M. S., Wilson, S. & Stumpf, S. (2012). Tangible user interfaces for learning. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 4(1/2):139-155.
  • Villafuerte, L., Markova, M., & Jord√†, S. (2012). Acquisition of Social Abilities through Musical Tangible User Interface: Children with Autism Spectrum Condition and the Reactable (Case Study). Proceedings of CHI 2012, Extended Abstracts.

Teaching Support

Research Methods and Professional Issues (INM373)