Industrial Product Design and Concept Development - PRODECT2019

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING - Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering
1 Jul 2019 to 8 Jul 2019
Philip Azariadis, is a Full Professor with the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering at the University of the Aegean. He holds a Mathematics degree from the Department of Mathematics (1994) and a Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics (1999) of the University of Patras. Between May, 2001 and June, 2005 he worked as an R&D coordinator at ELKEDE – Technology & Design Centre. Between July, 2005 and December, 2010 he was an external collaborator, in ELKEDE, focusing on European R&D projects. During 2011-2012 and 2014 he has served as a Tutor at the Hellenic Open University. His research activities are focused in the areas of Product Design (Computer-Aided Design, 3D Modeling for engineers), Reverse Engineering, Motion Design, Routing/Scheduling and Computer Graphics. His research work has found industrial applications in the footwear, garment and jewelry industries and has been published in leading scientific journals and conferences. He has been involved as a researcher or scientific coordinator in numerous European or National R&D projects, and served as a reviewer in 35 international journals and in several international and national founding organisations. He has been reviewer and member of the international programme committee of more than 100 international conferences, while he is member of the editorial board of 3 international journals. Currently, Dr. Azariadis, is Head of the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering, Director of the M.Sc. Program “Integrated Product Design and Innovation” and Head of the “Integrated Industrial Design Lab” at the University of the Aegean.


Sofia Kyratzi, is a lecturer of Geometric Modeling and Computer Aided Design at the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean. She received her PhD (2007) degree in Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling from the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean. She also holds an MSc (2002) in Medical Informatics and a BSc (2000) in Mathematics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The last fifteen years she has been involved in many research projects of the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering. Her research interests include geometric, solid and surface modeling, computer graphics, computer aided sketching, image understanding, parametric modeling and design intent, and computer vision.


Vassilis Papakostopoulos is a assistant professor in ergonomics at the University of Aegean, at the Department of Product and Systems Design, teaching ergonomics and cognitive science. He holds a PhD in the field of Applied Cognitive Psychology, from Panteion Univeristy in Athens (2008), a MSc in Ergonomics, from Loughborough University in England (1998) and a bachelors degree in Psychology, from the University of Crete (1996). During his PhD studies, Vassilis worked for four years as a research associate at the Hellenic Institute of Transport (CE.R.T.H.), and was involved in numerous EU-funded Projects (i.e. AIDE IP, AGILE IP, SENSATION IP, LATERAL SAFE IP). His research focuses on driving behaviour, covering a vast area of driving behaviour research issues (e.g. visual perception, attention, psychomotor behaviour etc.), as well as, the evaluation of driving support systems.


Irini Rigopoulou started her career as a Marketing Executive. She worked in Greek and multi-national companies for more than 12 years. Her love for knowledge transfer and her multifaceted experience with young people directed her towards an academic career,  16 years as Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and since February 2018 holds her current position as Associate Professor at the University of the Aegean. In parallel, she is co-author of various articles in highly regarded scientific journals and educational manuals and books and/or conferences participations. At the same time, she has been working as a Company Consultant & Seminar Instructor on issues of Branding & Marketing Strategic Management, under a holistic perspective. In parallel, her faith in people and their potential, directed her towards Psychology and, more precisely, towards Coaching. She is currently a Certified Coach by the University of Cambridge, UK. She considers it essential to offer her knowledge and personal interest in development processes oriented towards personal potential, especially for young people. She was the initiator of the Personal Development Program, addressed to AUEB PostGrad students for 7 years.


Eugene Scourboutis holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and an MA in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royall College of Art. Since 1999 he has worked as a consultant for the industry, as a member of multidisciplinary R&D teams or developing his own products in London and since 2006 in Athens. His services cover the entire range of the product design process from research and concept generation to engineering and setting up production. He has designed interactive products, lights, home and office furniture, architectural and solar systems, as well as office interiors. He has won several awards or distinctions in international design competitions and holds patents and registered designs in the fields of lighting, responsive architecture and solar systems. Since 2007 he has been a full time adjunct lecturer at the Department of Products and Systems Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean teaching Product Design. His research interests include product design, engineering design, lighting design, workplace design, manufacturing and deployable structures.


Costas Bissas is a design consultant based in Greece. His research interests lie between design, technology, wellbeing and culture, focusing on the use of design as a creative tool for the development of innovative products and services. He has collaborated with international organizations such as DeBalie Centre for Culture & Politics in Amsterdam, FutureEverything in Liverpool, the Barbican Centre in London and the SENSEable city Laboratory of MIT in Boston. His work has been acclaimed by the European Innovative Games Award, the Greek Graphic Design & Communication Awards, Mikser Festival of Creativity & Innovation and Athens Startup Weekend Sustainability. Although he has lived 2.5 years next to the Loch Ness, he never managed to locate the monster.


Konstantinos Bailas, works since 2002 as a skilled technician personnel specialized in CAD & CAM Systems at the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering of the University of Aegean located on the island of Syros, Greece. He received a diploma in Electrical Engineering offered by the Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece in the year 2000 and an MSc diploma in Interactive and Industrial Products and Systems offered by the University of Aegean in the year 2010. He is the author of Interactive eBook, EasyLearning CreoParametric, published in 2014. He is interested in CAD Systems and Mechanical Product Analysis.


Spyros Bofylatos holds a doctorate in theory of Design from the Department of Products and System Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean. His research sprawls around design for sustainability, craft, service design and social innovation. His work is based on creating meaningful dialogue between the theoretical framework and the sociotechnical propositional artifacts that embody different research questions. At the very core of this process is the notion that we live in transitional times and fostering the discourse that leads to networks of artifacts and communities that embody alternative systems of values is necessary to move away from today’s unsustainable society. Using design to strengthen diffuse design capacity of communities has the capacity to foster the emergence of innovative service and business models that improve the everyday life of citizens. He has participated in Erasmus exchanges with the design schools of the University of Madeira, the University of Lancaster, the Koln school of Design, TU Delft, Politechnico di Milano and Loughborough University. He is a member of Desis, the Transition Design Network and the Systemic Design Association. He has participated in Partnership for Rural Improvement and Development in Europe – PRIDE’ in Bulgaria.