Eleni Michailidou

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Eleni Michailidou holds a PhD from the Web Ergonomics Lab in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK. She received a B.Sc. in Engineering Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (USA) in 2004 and a M.Sc. in Advanced Computer Science with ICT Management from the University of Manchester, in 2005. Her research interests focus on Human-Computer Interaction, specifically in the area of Web Accessibility. Eleni is currently a Research Fellow and Special Scientist at the Human Computer Interaction and Inclusive Design Lab of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts at Cyprus University of Technology.

Her research focuses on Human-Computer Interaction, specifically in the area of Web Design and Development, as formal and informal learning environments with focus on Usability and Accessibility. She is interested in improving and enhancing users' and learners’ experience with the Web as its complexity increases over time taking into account users' cognitive characteristics.

Selected Publications:

Efi Nisiforou, Eleni Michailidou. Cognitive Abilities and Visual Complexity: Web Users’ behaviour and per- ception. 2nd ID&HCI Workshop, 5th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC), 2013 • Eleni Michailidou, Antigoni Parmaxi, Panayiotis Zaphiris. Culture Effects in Online Social Support for Older People: Perceptions and Experience. Journal of Universal Access in the Information Society (Accepted; Under publication), 2013 • Eleni Michailidou, Katerina Mavrou, Panayiotis Zaphiris. eInclusion@Cyprus Universities: Provision and Web Accessibility. CHI ’12 Extended Abstract, 2012 • Simon Harper, Caroline Jay, Eleni Michailidou, Huangmao Quan. Analysing the Visual Complexity of Web Pages using Document Structure. Behaviour & Information Technology Journal, November, 2012. • Simon Harper, Eleni Michailidou, Robert Stevens. Toward a Definition of Visual Complexity as an Implicit Measure of Cognitive Load. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP), Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2009.