Kostas Gkikas

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Kostas Gkikas is an Industrial Designer. He holds a degree in Products & Systems Design from the University of the Aegean with focus in Human Computer Interaction and Product Design. In his diploma thesis he studied the evolution of fisrt person games in virtual environments and concluded in guidelines for designing controllers for such games. He works as a product designer and is an assistant at the Ergonomics Unit of the National Technical University of Athens. His research interests include: cognitive engineering, information, product and systems design.


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Marmaras, N. , Nathanael, D. , Gkikas, K. (2015). Detailed design exercises help promote conceptual thinking: Lessons learned from teaching User Centered Design to an engineering class. In ECCE '15, Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics. ISBN: 978-1-4503-3612-3

Gkikas, K., Nathanael, D. & Marmaras, N. (2007). The evolution of FPS games controllers: how use progressively shaped their present design. In T. Papatheodorou, D. Christodoulakis, and N. Karanikolas, (eds). Current Trends in Informatics, volume ? of Proceedings of the 11th Panhellenic Conference in Informatics (PCI'07), pp. 37-46, Patras, Greece, May 18-20.

Papakostopoulos, V., Spanou, E-G., Nathanael, D., and Gkikas, K. (2010). Understanding overtaking, beyond limitations of the visual system in making spatiotemporal estimations. In Caring Technology for the Future - Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, W-P. Brinkman and M. Neerincx (Eds.), EACE 2010, ISBN: 978-94-90818-04-3, pp. 169-172.

Nathanael, D., Portouli, E., Gkikas, K. and Papakostopoulos, V. (2012). What does a motorcyclist look at while driving at urban arterials? In M. Soares and K. Jacobs (Eds), Proceedings of the 18th IEA World congress on Ergonomics, Work, Volume 41, Supplement 1/ 2012, IOS Press, pp. 4900-4906

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Kostas speaks Greek (native speaker), English (fluent) and French (basic knowledge)

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