Dr. Ioannis Xenakis is a faculty member and a research fellow of the Interactive Systems Design Laboratory of the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean. He specializes in Interactive Media fields including Human-Computer Interaction of Information Systems, in Complex Systems and in Audiovisual Arts. He undertook his interdisciplinary PhD in the same Department. He lectures, design thinking and design theory. He is also an artist.
Dr. Xenakis is interested in cognitive systems research. He has developed primary research to cognitive psychology, perception, emotions, design and aesthetic theory. The main line of his research is the suggestion of naturalistic explanations accounting for the emergence of ‘aesthetic interactions’ in living systems investigating their role in perceiving, feeling, evaluating and designing their environments.