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Charitos Dimitris

Dimitris Charitos



PhD in Interactive Design and Virtual Environments from the ABACUS Research Center in Architectural Computing, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. This research was conducted with the support of a two-year (Human Capital & Mobility) and a one-year (Marie Curie - Training and Mobility of Researchers) scholarships of the European Commission. 


Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Aided Design, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. 


Diploma of Architectural Engineering, School of Architecture, National and Technical University of Athens.

Academic Position Assistant Professor of Design and Management of Digital Communication Environments

Section Section of Culture, Environment, Communication Applications and Technology

Laboratory Laboratory of New Technologies in Education, Communication and Mass Media (NTLab)

Email Address  vedesign [at] otenet [dot] gr

Webpage vedesign.gr


He teaches the following courses at the Department of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Athens:

Undergraduate Courses: 

  • «Visual Communication – Visual Design» (seminar)
  • «Art and Technology» (elective course taught with Prof. M. Meimaris and Prof. P. Rigopoulou)
  • «Human – Machine Communication» (elective course)
  • «New Technologies and Mass Media» (obligatory course taught with Prof. M. Meimaris)


Postraduate Courses:

  • In the postgraduate program of the Department of Communication and Media Studies he participates in the direction “Digital Media and Interactive Environments” and is responsible for a course titled: “Communication environments in the digital and the physical world” and also co-teaches the course titled: “Research Methodology”.
  • In the interdepartmental postgraduate program “Music, Culture and Communication: Anthropological and communicational perspectives of music” which is organized by the Department of Communication and Media Studies and the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens, he teaches the course “Music and New Media”.

Administrative Duties

  • He has been supervising the reconstruction works of the Grypareio Megaron which will house all activities of the Department of Communication and Media Studies from the summer of 2013 onwards. 
  • He is a member of the working group for the Internal Evaluation of the Department.
  • He is a member of the administrative committee of the interdepartmental postgraduate program “Music, Culture and Communication: Anthropological and communicational perspectives of music”, which is organized by the Department of Communication and Media Studies and the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens.

Research Interests

  • Human – Computer Interaction, Interactive Design
  • Virtual Environment Design, Study of the user experience of virtual environments and of the impact on their psychological, affective state as well as on their environmental knowledge.
  • Locative media, Mobile Communication, Digital City/Hybrid City
  • Digital Art, Interactive Narrative, Collaborative processes of creating digital art. 

His artistic work involves electronic music, audiovisual, non-interactive or interactive, site-specific installations and virtual environments.

Indicative Publications

Publications in scientific magazines 

Diamantaki, K., Rizopoulos, C., Charitos, D., Tsianos, N., Gazi, A. (2011). “Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Designing and Implementing Multi-user Location-based Activities”. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 37-49, Springer.

Charitos, D., Korakidou, V., Meimaris, M. (2010) “The e-MobiLArt Project: An Experiment in Collaboration at the Intersection of Art, Science and Technology”, Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Vol. 43, Nr. 5,Cambridge,MA: MIT Press.

Χαρίτος, Δ. (2007) «Τα μέσα επικοινωνίας δι’ εντοπι­σμού και οι επιδράσεις τους ως προς την κοινωνική αλληλόδραση στο περιβάλλον της σημερινής πόλης», Ζητήματα Επικοινωνίας, τχ. 5, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Καστα­νιώτη, σελ. 46-61.

Χαρίτος, Δ. (2005) «Δυνητική πραγματικότητα: ένα νέο σύστημα διεπαφής ανθρώπου-υπολογιστή ή ένα νέο μέσο επικοινωνίας; », Ζητήματα Επικοινωνίας, τχ. 2, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη, σελ. 83-99.

Lepouras, G., Vassilakis, C., Katifori, V., Charitos, D. (2003). «Real Exhibitions in a VirtualMuseum», Virtual Reality, τομ. 7, τχ. 2, σελ.120-128.London: Springer – Verlag Limited.

Bridges, A.H. & Charitos, D. (2001). “The Impact of form on Movement within Virtual Environments”, Auto­mation in Construction, τομ.10, τχ. 5,Elsevier Science BV,Amsterdam, σελ. 589-596.

Bridges, A.H. & Charitos, D. (1997). “On Architectural Design of Virtual Environments”, Design Studies, τομ. 18, τχ. 2, Elsevier Science Ltd., σελ.143-154.


Publications in collective volumes 

Diamantaki, K., Rizopoulos, C., Charitos, D. Kaimakamis, (2009). “Conceptualizing, Designing and Investigating Locative Media Use in Urban Space”, σε Willis, K.S., Roussos, G. Struppek, M., Chorianopoulos, K., (eds.), Shared Encounters: Content Sharing as Social Glue in Public Places, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Diamantaki, K. Rizopoulos, C., Charitos, D. & Tsianos, D. (2009) “LOCUNET: Location-based Games as Media Communicating Social Meaning”, σε Souza e Silva, Α. & Sutko, D. (eds.), Digital Cityscapes: Emerging Digital and UrbanPlayscapes,New York: Peter Lang.

Diamantaki, K. & Charitos, D. (2008) “Locative Media in the City: Spatial Practices and Social Dynamics”, σε Eckardt, F. (επιμ.), “MediaCity: Situations, Practices and Encounters”,Berlin: Frank & Timme.

Charitos, D. (2008) “Precedents for the design of Locative Media”, σε Saariluoma, P. & Isomäki, Η. (επιμ.) “Future Interaction Design II”,London: Springer Verlag.

Charitos, D. (2005). “Communicating Environmental Meaning through Designing Space in Virtual Environ­ments”, σε Ylä-Kotola, M.Y., Inkinen, S., Isomaki, H. (επιμ.), «The Integrated Media Machine: Aspects of Fu­ture Interfaces and Cross-Media Culture», Integrated Media Machine Vol. III, pp.13-35. European Institute of Sustainable Information Society. Rovaniemi:Uni­versityofLapland, ISBN: 951-634-966-8, σελ. 13-35.

Spanou, I. & Charitos, D. (2005). “Towards defining the “atmosphere” and spatial meaning of virtual envi­ronments”, σε Ascott, R. (ed.), “Engineering Nature: Art and Consiousness in the Post-Biological Era”,Bris­tol,UK: Intellect Books, ISBN: 184150128X, σελ. 145- 151.

Charitos, D. & Coti Κ. (2000). “The space of an au­diovisual installation within a real and a virtual en­vironment”, σε Ascott, R. (επιμ.), “Art, Technology, Consciousness”,Bristol,UK: Intellect books, ISBN: 1-84150-041-0, σελ. 113-118.

Charitos, D. (1999). “Human Spatial Orientation in Virtual Worlds”, στο βιβλίο Ascott, R. (επιμ.) “Refram­ing Consciousness”, Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, ISBN 1-84150-013-5, σελ. 223-228.

Petrou, C., Charitos, D., Martakos, D. (1999). “WWW Bookmark Modeling and Visualization: A Fuzzy Based Approach”, σε Bench-Capon, T., Soda, G. & Min Tjoa, A. (επιμ.), Database and Expert Systems Applications (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1677), Springer, σελ. 986-995.

Bridges, A.H., Charitos, D., Rutherford, P. (1997). “Wayfinding, Spatial Elements and Spatial Support Systems in Virtual Environments”, σε Asanowicz, A. & Jakimowicz, A. (επιμ.), “CAAD - Towards New Design Conventions”, Technical University ofBialystok, Department of Architecture, ISBN: 83-86272-63-5, σελ. 75-104


Publications in conferences 

He has published more than 50 papers in conferences (peer reviewed). For a complete list of all publications please see: http://vedesign.gr/publications