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Dr Alex Vakakoudis

Lecturer Overview

artificial intelligence Alex Vakaloudis Alex joined Nimbus Centre to work as a Senior Software Java Developer and Architect. After gaining an MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Thessaloniki, Greece, Alex completed his MPhil and PhD in Spatio-temporal databases at UMIST, Manchester in 1999. His next position was in the Politechnico in Milan for a one-year postdoc tenure and then back to London to work in industry building e-commerce, mobile and betting applications based on J2EE/Oracle. In 2006, he moved back to Greece where he taught as a part-time lecturer in the University of Macedonia while building server and web-based applications for health management, e-learning, newspaper management and IPTV. His research interests are e-learning, applying IT in medicine, and cloud computing. In Nimbus Centre he is involved in health related projects (assisted living, management of healthcare) and e-learning (assessment tools). He enjoys history and one of this long term plans is to get a better grasp of local and Irish history past and present.

Short Description of module

Information Experience - Users construct, access, receive, and interpret information through multiple touchpoints and delivery systems. By providing the right information experience, information developers can improve the usability of a product or application, which enhances user satisfaction. This module presents the theory of human information interaction and how presentation and situation affect the end-user experience. This module also outlines the main methods to finding information, the approaches to integration of information, and the evaluation of the overall end-user experience.

What to expect when taking the module

Due to information overload there is a strong need of effectively communicating to the user the right amount of information in the right form and sequence. This module presents the theory of human information interaction and how its presentation may affect the situational awareness and subsequently the end-user experience. We also outline the main methods to finding information, the approaches for integrating information, and the evaluating the overall end-user experience. The main objective of this module is to prepare the students so as to able to design and produce documents with the suitable information experience and to improve the usability of a product or application thus enhancing user satisfaction.

Public Recordings

The first two weeks of the module will be made public:

  • Week 1
  • Week 2

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