Teaching

I am a Tenured Senior Teaching Fellow in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I teach the following courses:

In the Urban and Regional Planning and Development Department of the School of Architecture:

  • Digital Cities – Intelligent Cities: The course is an introduction to the concepts of the Digital and Intelligent city. It includes 5 sections: i) Introduction – key concepts, ii) different approaches and case studies, iii) key technologies for the creation of the digital space, iv) strategic planning and v) Measurement. Co-Lecturers: Prof. Nicos Komninos, Dr Christina Kakderi
  • Digital Cities: Applications Design & Development: The course focuses on the design of digital spaces and e-services that sustain and improve the functioning of cities and city districts. It includes: (i) Presentation of case studies, cities that have developed broadband networks and digital services to support their operations, (ii) description of architectures of digital / smart cities through the review of the literature, and (iii) presentation of web technologies used in the development of smart city applications. Co-Lecturer: Prof. Nicos Komninos.

In the Media Informatics Lab of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications:

  • Web Journalism: The course gives a basic understanding of the technical means of using the web in order to find, create and publish content, for those with a limited knowledge (or even no knowledge) of the way the web works. The course begins with a basic introduction to the web and then deals with the basics of web search, HTML and CSS, WYSIWYG editors, content management systems, blogs, data collection and visualisation. Co-Lecturer: Assistant Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou.
  • Social Media Applications: The course gives a basic understanding of the technical means of using the social media in order to find, create and distribute news. The course begins with a basic introduction to online social networking and its evolution and then deals with the online communities and the popular social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, SoundCloud, etc.) with an emphasis on how journalists using them to researching their stories, sourcing information, publishing and promoting content and monitoring the social impact. Co-Lecturer: Prof. Andreas Veglis.
  • Human-Computer Interaction: The course provides a comprehensive, authoritative introduction to the dynamic field of human-computer interaction (HCI). Students learn practical principles and guidelines needed to develop high-quality interface designs. The course provides balanced emphasis on mobile devices, Web, and desktop platforms. It also addresses the changes brought by user-generated content of text, photo, music, and video and the raised expectations for compelling user experiences. Co-Lecturers: Prof. Andreas VeglisAssociate Prof. George Kalliris, and Assistant Prof. Charalampos A. Dimoulas.
  • Digital media authoring: Non-linear and interactive storytelling (Postgraduate Program): The course aims at providing students the essential theoretical knowledge and technical skills on multimedia projects implementation and management, using state of the art production, editing, and authoring techniques. Starting from the conception of a creative idea until the formulation of a technical project plan, basic terms and definitions along with production methodologies and development models are deployed. Emphasis is given to the specific characteristics and also to the medium that is suitable for each content type. Co-Lecturer: Assistant Prof. Charalampos A. Dimoulas.
  • New Technologies and Cultural Organizations (Postgraduate Program):The course examines the impact of technological developments on the creation, production, dissemination and reception of cultural goods and services. It focuses on the changes and transformations of the relations between artists, cultural organizations (profit and not-for-profit), and their public. Emphasis is given to the opportunities and challenges for creators, organizations and audiences and the factors that influence innovation management (which is also analyzed). The course includes practical applications and analyses, which are important for understanding the new possibilities, maximizing their benefits, and meeting the challenges they pose for managers of cultural organizations. Co-Lecturers: Associate Prof. George Kalliris, and Associate Prof. Alexandros Baltzis.