Sophie Papadopoulou

Sophie Papadopoulou
MSc Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics

EDUCATION

Nov 2016 - Sep 2020 (ongoing)

University College London, London
PhD, Human-Computer Interaction in Spatial Data Quality for Online Civic Engagement Supervisors: Dr. Artemis Skarlatidou, Dr. Claire Ellul, Prof. Muki Hackley

Sep 2015 - Sep 2016

University College London, London
Master of Science, Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics Master's Thesis: "From computer science to science; enhancing engagement through game-jams" (Comparative study on participants' interest, motivation and perceptions on science, as well as identification of signs of learning pre and post the Game Lab Summer School)
Supervisor: Dr. Charlene Jennett

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

University of Sheffield International Faculty, City College, Thessaloniki
Bachelor of Science, Psychology (2.1) Thesis: "Are Spontaneous Trait Inferences triggered by actor's sexual orientation? Evidence from a False Recognition Study"
Supervisor: Dr. Lambros Lazuras

EXPERIENCE

May 2016

User Research Assistant
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Assisted Virtual Reality game testing for PlayStation 4.
Participated throughout the process by handing NDA's and explaining the process of the game, helping participants with putting on their VR headsets, assisting them through the game, helping them fill questionnaires at allocated times, debriefing etc.

March 2016

Design Experience 2
HCI-E master's mini intensive project
Using Interaction Design, we proposed solutions to encourage people of Lambeth council who prefer face-to-face intractions to use online services, under the channel shifting policy of the council.

Oct 2015 - Jan 2016

Evaluation of Brook's website (brook.org.uk)
Part of HCI-E master's module "Understanding Usability and Use"
UCD focused usability testing for Brook's website in cooperation with Brook's team.
Identification of key requirements for future redesign.

Dec 2015

Design Experience 1
HCI-E master's mini intensive project
Applied UCD and ergonomics methodologies to deliver a physical prototype of a hotel self-assistant kiosk service.



Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Junior Software Developer (Internship)
DOTSOFT SA (http://dotsoft.gr)
Requirements Gathering, UX Design, Development, Testing, Delivery

SKILLS

Human Factors

Ergonomics
Anthropometry, Defining Limiting Users and Ab-users, Fitting Trials, Risk Assessment, Link Analysis, Workspace Design, Accessibility

User Experience

User Research
Contextual Design, Interviews, Personas, User Requirements, User Stories, Diary Studies, Focus Groups

UX Design
Task Analysis, Wireframes, Prototyping, Storyboards

Usability Testing

Heuristic Evaluation, A/B Testing, Paper Prototyping

Programming Languages

Proficient
HTML 5, CSS 3

Limited experience
PHP, Ruby, Python

VOLUNTEER

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

50+ Hellas (http://www.50plus.gr/)
Computer Teacher
Introduction to people over the age of 50 how to use the computer in order to complete simple tasks.

Feb 2012 - Mar 2015

ELIEMENTAL (http://www.eliemental.org/)
Interviewer
Conducted and transcribed interviews with women who would like to start their own business.

Feb 2015

WIAD Greece (WIAD Greece 2015)
Member of the Volunteering Team

INTERESTS

Lighting Design
Worked as a Lighting Technician at various plays

Writing
Wrote a fairy-tale which was produced as a play in 2012 and more.

Cinema
Volunteering at Film Festivals