Personal bio: 

Dr Areti Damala is Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Computer and Information Sciences. Areti has worked with museums, museum visitors, artists and galleries in Greece, France, UK, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the USA particularly on planning and conducting evaluation studies on the use of digital technologies in museums and other informal learning environments. She has also taught postgraduate and undergraduate students at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, Greece and the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at the Sorbonne University, Paris, France (Université Paris 1, Panthéon, Sorbonne & Université Paris 4, Panthéon, Sorbonne). Her main research interests lie at the intersection of digital technologies, interaction design, experience design and museum learning. Areti holds a BA Honours in History of Art and Archaeology, an MPhil in Cultural Heritage Management and Documentation Systems (University of Crete, Greece) and a PhD in Human Computer Interaction (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France). She is currently leading all evaluation activities for the European meSch project which sets as a goal to explore the potential of tangible and embodied interaction in museums and other Cultural Heritage settings.

Areti is a professional member of the International Council of Museums since 2003, member of the Visitor Studies Group in the UK while she is also representing the University of Strathclyde at Europeana professional network.


Research fellow