The Cyprus Interaction Lab (CIL) of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology is an interdisciplinary research lab which specialises in Educational Technology and Human Computer Interaction. The lab was co-founded in 2011 by Panayiotis Zaphiris and Andri Ioannou and is the first of its kind in Cyprus. Even though it is relatively new, it already stands out with high-quality research and facilities.

We design with people and the community in mind, aiming to produce research with real-world impact. We seek to understand the significant supportive and mediating role of technology in promoting learning, communication and collaboration, social change and inclusion in varied circumstances and contexts. Research at CIL aims towards theoretical and practical frameworks on three pillars:

CIL research draws on

Constructivist and constructionism pedagogy​

Co-design with educators
and stakeholders

Human centered-design

Authentic learning environments and real-world settings

CIL aims to become a center of excellence in Educational Technology and HCI. CIL instigates interdisciplinary research work and promotes collaboration between industry, academia and research organisations. We issue an annual newsletter summarizing our yearly achievements.

Through CIL, the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, offers the MSc Interaction Design and organizes the HCII Affiliated Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies (

The Cyprus Interaction Lab is affiliated with a number of organizations and networks and research communities in Educational Technology and HCI. The Lab is also part of the ACM-W Cyprus Chapter which focuses on activities and projects that aim to improve the working and learning environments for women in computing. The lab offers Short-Term Student Internships and can host Affiliated Researchers

Since 2017, CIL cooperates closely with the Interactive Media, Education and Edutainment (EdMedia)  Research Group of the CYENS Centre of Excellence. 

Managing Staff

Andri ioannou

Associate Professor, Lab Director

Research Interests: Learning Technologies, Technology Enhanced Learning, Game-based Learning, Emerging Technologies for Learning.

Panayiotis Zaphiris


Research Interests: Human Computer Interaction, Social Computing and Inclusive Design with an emphasis on the design of interactive systems for people with disabilities.

Antigoni Parmaxi

Postdoctoral researcher and Special Teaching Staff

Research Interests: Computer assisted language learning, participatory design methodology in language learning, intercultural education, curriculum development and lifelong learning.

Aekaterini Mavri

Postdoctoral researcher and Special Teaching Staff

Research Interests: Social/situated Learning, Technology Enhanced Learning, Communities of Practice, HCI, User Experience Research & Design

Andreas Papallas

Andreas Papallas

Project Manager

Research Interests: Urban Design, Urban Governance, Collaborative Spaces, Design Thinking, Public Participation


Keep up with our latest news


In recent months, we were able to make substantial progress within our project. Not only have we managed to successfully implement several events online, but we have also finalised one of the big milestones of Read more…

Invitation to ERUM ISP2

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) will host an interdisciplinary Intensive Study Programme “From Post-Truth to Pseudoscience: Understanding the Impact of Disinformation on our Societies” for master and phd students. The ISP will be held Read more…

Connect with Us

Kitiou Kyprianou 8, Limassol 4630 Cyprus University of Technology
Andri Ioannou, PhD,

tel. +357 2500 2276

Director of the Cyprus Interaction Lab

Associate Professor, Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus) |

Team Leader: CYENS Centre of Excellence, EdMedia Team |

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