About us

The ‘Art + Design: elearning lab - design for social change’ pursues a variety of research activities and practical socially orientated interventions in support of design for social change, design education and technology-enhanced learning in art and design. We are a group of friendly individuals with diverse skills and interests. Design thinking, evidence-based design, ethnography, phenomenography, grounded theory and action research inform our strategies.

Dr. Nicos Souleles

- educational research
- art and design education
- technology enhanced learning

Dr. Andrew Laghos

- social networks
- multimedia
- human computer interaction

Eleni Dimitriadou

- sociology
- social activism
- translating, editing

Dimitra Perdiou

- doctoral student
- design process - education
- designer

Dr. Stephania Savva

- technology-enhanced learning
- multi-literacies
- museum education

Eirini Papageorgiou

- architecture
- cultural heritage expert
- arts and culture training

George Kyriakides

- graphic designer
- copywriter
- artist

Research areas and interests

Souleles, N. (2017). Design education in Cyprus: Expectations and challenges (Report No. 01). Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol: Art + Design: elearning lab.


Souleles, N. (2016): Postgraduate Art and Design learners and social science research methodologies: a learner-centred approach. EDULEARN2016, Barcelona. Figshare: https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3490346.v1


Souleles, N., Savva, S., Watters, H., & Annesley, A. (2016). Perceptions of art and design faculty on the instructional value of iPads. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 1-13.


Souleles, N. (2016). iPad versus traditional tools in art and design: A complementary association. British Journal of Educational Technology. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12446


Savva, S. (2016). “Re-imagining schooling: weaving the picture of school as an affinity space for 21st century through a multiliteracies lens”. In Montgomery, A. and Kehoe, I. (eds) Reimagining Schooling, Springer Publishing: Netherlands.


Souleles, N. (2016, March). iPads in art and design higher education: A survey of practices and challenges. In Second International Conference on the use of iPads in Higher Education (ihe2016), San Francisco.


Souleles, N. (2015, March). Elearning in art and design: the elephant in the room. Conference: INTED2015, Madrid, Spain. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4686.5440


Souleles, N., Savva, S., Watters, H., Annesley, A., & Bull, B. (2015). A phenomenographic investigation on the use of iPads among undergraduate art and design students. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(1), 131-141.


Mavri, A., Loizides, F., & Souleles, N. (2014, March). A case study on using iPads to encourage collaborative learning in an undergraduate web development class. In First International Conference on the use of iPads in Higher Education (ihe2014), Paphos.


Souleles, N., & Savva, S. (2014). Sources of informal learning and undergraduate graphic design students: a grounded theory approach. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus.


Nisiforou, E. & Laghos, A. (2014). When our changing Society meets the Social Media era. In Wang, V. C. X. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Education and Technology in a Changing Society. IGI Global. Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.


Nisiforou, E. A., and Laghos, A. (2013). Do the Eyes Have it? Using Eye Tracking to Assess Students Cognitive Dimensions. Educational Media International. 50(4), 247-265. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.


Laghos, A. (2013). Multimedia Social Networks and E-Learning. In Kanellopoulos, D. (Eds.), Intelligent Multimedia Technologies for Networking Applications: Techniques and Tools. (pp. 366-380). IGI Global. Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.


Nisiforou, E. A., and Laghos, A. (2013). Do the Eyes Have it? Using Eye Tracking to Assess Students Cognitive Dimensions. Educational Media International. 50(4), 247-265. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.


Souleles, N. (2013). The evolution of art and design pedagogies in England: influences of the past, challenges for the future. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 32(2), 243-255.


Mallouris, Y. & Papadima-Sophocleous, S. (December 2013). 3D Interactive video (3DiV) for Greek as an L2. Foreign Language Instructional Technology: E-nnovative Learning conference. Nicosia: University of Nicosia Press.


Savva, S. (2013). Museum based multiliteracies and learning as part of the Cypriot educational reform, Paper for InSEA (International Society for Education through Arts) European conference proceedings.


Papadima-Sophocleous, S., Charalambous, M., Mallouris, Y. (July 2013). Impact of iPod Touch-Supported Repeated Reading on the English Oral Reading Fluency of L2 students with Specific learning Difficulties. On WorldCall 2013 Global perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Glasgow: United Kingdom.


Souleles, N. (2012, April). Phenomenography and elearning in art and design. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Networked Learning, Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.


Savva, S. (2012). Multiliteracies, learning and innovation at the museum for the 21st Century. Paper for 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovations, Madrid, 19th-21st November, 2012. ICERI2012 Proceedings, ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1, 1423-1432.


Papadima-Sophocleous, S., Georgiadou, O., Mallouris, Y. (October 2012). iPod Impact on Oral Reading Fluency of University ESAP students. On GloCALL 2012 Conference 2012 International Symposium on CALL Abstracts and Short Papers.(CD-ROM). Beijing: China.


Souleles, N. (2012). An action research project on the use of Facebook in an undergraduate visual communication study unit. Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 11(2), 127-141.


Souleles, N. (2012). Perceptions of undergraduate Graphic Design students on the educational potential of Facebook. Research in Learning Technology, 20.


Stalikas, A., Dimitriadou, E., Koudigkeli, F. (2011). Experiencing positive emotions, play, and resilience. In A. Matsopoulos (Eds.), From vulnerability to resilience: Applications in the school context and in the family. Papazisis Publications, Greece.


Souleles, N. (2011). Elearning in art and design: perceptions and practices of lecturers in undergraduate studio-based disciplines and the rhetoric of innovative practices (Doctoral dissertation, Lancaster University).


Nisiforou, E. & Laghos, A. (2011). An Overview: The Development of ICT in the Educational System of Cyprus. Global Conference on Learning and Technology (Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011). Melbourne, Australia.


Dimitriadou, E., Avgoustaki, K., Lakioti, A., Mitskidou, P., Stalikas, A. (June 2009). How to organise a research team: Organisational considerations and issues. In the 40th Conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research 24-27 June, Santiago, Chile.


Dimitriadou, E., Stalikas, A. (May 2009). The relationship between psychological resilience, experiencing of positive emotions and meaning-bestowal as a framework to approach refugee mental health. In the 12th Panhellenic Conference of Psychological Research: "The contribution of psychological research in modern society", Greek Society of Psychological Research, Volos, Greece.


Laghos, A. (2008). Educational Multimedia Games: Design, Implementation & Evaluation. Developing Innovative Visual Educational Resources For Students Everywhere (DIVERSE 2008 Conference). Haarlem, Holland.


Stalikas, A., Koudigkeli, F. & Dimitriadou, E. (2008). Positive Emotions, Psychological Resilience and Learning. In The Development of Emotional Intelligence through Collaborative Learning, Cyprus Association for Cooperative Learning.


Dimitriadou. E, Stalikas, A. Economou, M. (2006). The Consensual method of qualitative analysis (CQR): Presentation and use for studying qualitative data from pre-existing printed material, Psychology, 13 (3), 86-94.


Economou. M., Haritsis. M., Dimitriadou. E. (2006). Mass Media and mental illness: Depictions of schizophrenia in the Greek press, Psychology, 13 (3), 59-85.


Dimitriadou, E., Stalikas, A., Economou, M. (October 2006). The contribution of Consensual Qualitative Research methodology, in studying the perpetuation of the stigma of mental illness in the Printed News Media. Workshop in the IX World Congress of Psychological Rehabilitation, Athens.


Dimitriadou, E., Stalikas, A. (December 2005). Investigation of the joint contribution of the contemporary research and theoretical fields of Positive Emotions and Psychological Resilience in addressing the psycho-emotional consequences of the immigrant/refugee status. In 10th Panhellenic Conference of Psychological Research of the Greek Society of Psychological Research, Ioannina, Greece.


Dimitriadou E., Moustaki M., Galanakis M., & Stalikas, A. (June 2004). Positive Emotions, Positive Appraisal, Positive Meaning Finding, and Psychological Resilience: Hypotheses of reciprocity and inferences of causality. Poster presentation in the 35th Congress of the Society for Psychotherapy Research 16-19 June, Rome, Italy.

Curriculum development, advisory boards, editorial teams

2014: Postgraduate curriculum development for the MA in Interactive Multimedia, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus.


2013: Postgraduate curriculum development for the MA in Computer Assisted Language Learning, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus.


2011: Postgraduate curriculum development for the MA in Graphic Communication, University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus.


2009: Undergraduate curriculum development for the BA in Graphic Design and Multimedia, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Externally validated.


2002: Undergraduate curriculum development for the BA in Multimedia Design and Digital Animation, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, England. Externally validated.


1998: Postgraduate curriculum development for industry-based Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Interactive Multimedia, KvB Institute of Technology, Sydney, Australia.


Mar. 2016: (Nicos Souleles) Joined the editorial board of European Journal of Educational Technology.


Mar. 2016: (Nicos Souleles) Invitation to review manuscript for the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET).


Mar. 2014: (Nicos Souleles) Associate Editor for the March 2014 Volume of Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, published by CGPublisher.


Apr. 2012: (Nicos Souleles) Member of the Reviewer Panel of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT).


Jun. 2012: (Nicos Souleles) Member of the editorial board of Higher Education Studies, published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education.