Maria Roussou, Designing User-centered Digital Heritage Experiences Based on Personalized Interaction and Storytelling

May 8th, 2012

Dr. Maria Roussou
Dr. Maria Roussou


Dr. Maria Roussou EVL alumna is the Founding Director of makebelieve design & consulting, as well as a researcher and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Athens, Greece, teaching courses on Museums and Digital Technologies and Human Computer Interaction. Previously (1998-2002), she established and directed the Virtual Reality Department at the Foundation of the Hellenic World in Athens. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of London, UK, a MFA degree in Electronic Visualization and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Maria will present her Cultural Heritage work, CHESS (Cultural Heritage Experiences through Socio-personal interactions and Storytelling), co-funded by the European Commission, that aims to integrate interdisciplinary research in personalisation and adaptivity, digital storytelling, interaction methodologies, and narrative-oriented mobile and mixed reality technologies, with a sound theoretical basis in museological, cognitive, and learning sciences.

The principal objective of CHESS is to research, implement and evaluate both the experiencing of personalised interactive stories for visitors of cultural sites and their authoring by the cultural content experts.

Tuesday, May 8th
EVL Cyber-Commons