_Things that concern me and that are related to my work:
Research on interaction is the study of relationships
The differences between a brand new shower head, a found wool blanket, and some natural kauchuk.
How to describe a fake stone the size of a fist without jumping to conclusions.
Which is more usable: a broken washing machine or a stick with a pillow attached?
That I can only agree on something if I can also disagree on the same thing.
Things that suffer from explanations: mysteries, miracles, magic, jokes, lies
Lies, unintended garbage, broken knowledge, bad table manners and other evidence of dubious social design.
Strategies for appearing not to have lost control.
Born 1981 in Athens, Greece
Studied Industrial Design Engineering (BSc) and Design for Interaction (MSc) at TU Delft, the Netherlands.
Interned at FabLab / Waag Society, Amsterdam 2011–2012
Research associate at the Delft Institute of Positive Design (2012—2014)
Currently working as independent design researcher and visual artist.
2014 (upcoming 18—27 April) Group exhibition at Meneer de Wit gallery
2013 TU Delft: Positive Design Day — "Certain Sticks and Other Chance Encounters"
2012 Waag Society, Amsterdam — "The Making Of"
2011 Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam — "Modes of Use"
2010 Athens Video Art Festival — "Ice Cream Dialogs"
2009 OT 301 gallery, Amsterdam
2008 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
_Lectures & Presentations
2014 (upcoming 12 April) Participation with workshop during the Night of Philosophy, Leeuwarden. In the context of Yvonne Dröge Wendel's presentation "Look, the human is so much more"
2014 Guest teacher and workshop "Prototyping for Interaction and Participation" IDE faculty, TU Delft.
2013 Guest lecturer at the White Lady program "Design Research Tools", Design Academy Eindhoven.
2013 Guest lecturer "Design Research Methodology", IDE faculty, TU Delft.
2012 Guest lecturer 'Video for Designers', IDE faculty, TU Delft
2011 Presentation of 'Modes of Use' at TU Eindhoven, Industrial Design
2011 IASDR 2011, 4th World Conference on Design Research – ' Diversity and Unity'
2013 Book: 'Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick'
2011 Paper: 'Product-friednly user design' published in proceedings IASDR
conference 2011, Delft
2011 Book: 'Modes of Use' Independently produced and published.
2009 Paper: 'Improvisation as ingredient of social interaction design' published in proceedings CHI conference 2009, Leiden.