The Cyprus Interaction Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology successfully organized the international summer school on “Research Methods in HCI” (https://hcisummer2015.wordpress.com) which took place from the 6th to the 10th of July, 2015. The participants included 50 PhD students from 16 countries (Sweden, Spain, Slovenia, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Italy, India, Greece, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Estonia, Denmark and Croatia) as well as speakers from leading universities and corporations (like Google and Philips Research) dealing with matters relating to User Centered Design, Human-Computer Interaction and Interaction Design.
Talinn University, Estonia was also part of the organizing initiative and the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM), the Cyprus Computer Society and the Cyprus Tourist Organization sponsored of the event. The seminars and workshops took place in the Multimedia and Graphic Arts’ labs in Heroes Square and the participants were offered accommodation in the dormitories of the university in Limassol.
The workshop also hosted an open seminar with executives from Google and Philips research as the invited speakers. Presenters discussed subjects that included the global developments in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience. Approximately 120 participants, including the 50 doctoral students from the workshop, as well as other under- and post- graduate students and professionals attended the event.
The open seminar was organized with the contribution of Disrupt Cyprus, a new and very active Cypriot news portal focusing on topics dealing with entrepreneurship, research and innovation.