Panos MarkopoulosPanos Markopoulos studied computer science in the National Technical University of Athens and obtained a Masters degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Queen Mary University of London, where he also did his doctorate in Formal Methods in Human Computer Interaction.
He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Design of the Eindhoven University of Technology. His earlier research concerned the Task Based Design and Software Engineering methods applied to Human Computer Interaction. Before moving to the Eindhoven University of Technology, P.Markopoulos worked at Philips Research on software architectures for television based interfaces. His current research and teaching concerns Ambient Intelligence and Interaction Design for Children, focusing on design methods and innovative application concepts.
His research on Ambient Intelligence has focused on two dual facets of automated sensing and disclosure of information as these are manifested in the context of applications supporting informal social communication: the benefits of awareness and how to address people's privacy needs. Panos Markopoulos has been coordinator of EU and national projects on this topic has co-authored several research publications and has co-edited a specialized volume on Awareness Systems published by Springer, dealing with theoretical, design, and methodological issues.
His research on interaction design and children has focused mostly on design and evaluation methodology, and on the specific area of designing games that support children to interact socially with each other, and especially during outdoor play. Apart from numerous research publications in this area, P. Markopoulos has co-authored a textbook published by M.Kaufmann regarding evaluation of interactive products for and with children. A special interest of his is the application of qualitative research methods in design and design research.