I am an Assistant Professor (lecturer) of Human-Computer Interaction and Digital Civics at Open Lab, Newcastle University, School of Computing and the founder of Open Lab Athens. I have a background in Computing Science with a MSc (Hons) in Computer Security and Resilience and a PhD in HCI (E-Voting as a tool for Political Participation).

My current work centres on designing novel socio-technical infrastructures for civic participation through place-based, participatory and action-led research, aiming at the development of systems for cooperative decision-making and service provision (i.e. CSCW and PD research and practice).

Example ongoing projects include: the utilisation of emerging technologies (AR, crypto-wallets, social and location-based technologies etc.) for the cooperative production of public services (e.g. CO3 project); the creation of technological and legal toolkits for generative commons (e.g. GE.CO project); the infrastructuring of the Social and Solidarity Economy in Europe (e.g. see CHI 2018 methods paper and CHI 2017 design manifesto paper); the design of inclusive and socially just Solidarity Economy Platforms (e.g. PhD candidate projects [V.N., A.T. and S.A.]); and the designing of social digital innovation in Lebanon (e.g. Sarah Armouch's PhD project).

As part of this research agenda, I am a co-investigator for the H2020 “Generative European Commons Living Lab” (Ge.CO Living Lab), a co-investigator of the EPSRC Digital Economy Research Center (DERC) and of our newly awarded EPSRC Centre for Digital Citizens – Next Stage Digital Economy Centre; while also been the principal investigator of Open Lab Athens for the H2020 “Digital Disruptive Technologies to co-create, co-produce and co-manage Open Public Services” (CO3) project. I am also a reviewer and program committee member of a number ACM conferences, of the Participatory Design conference and of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

For more information see my Google Scholar and Newcastle University profiles.

2020

Materialising activism through HCI research

  1. Vlachokyriakos V

20202020 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Unplatformed Design: A Model for Appropriating Social Media Technologies for Coordinated Participation

  1. Lambton-Howard D
  2. Olivier P
  3. Vlachokyriakos V
  4. Celina H
  5. Kharrufa A

2020CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Designing for Employee Voice

  1. Dinislam Abdulgalimov
  2. Reuben Kirkham
  3. James Nicholson
  4. Vasilis Vlachokyriakos
  5. Pam Briggs
  6. Patrick Olivier

2020CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

2019

Infrastructuring public service transformation: Creating collaborative spaces between communities and institutions through HCI research

  1. Crivellaro C
  2. Anderson R
  3. Lambton-Howard D
  4. Nappey T
  5. Olivier P
  6. Vlachokyriakos V
  7. Wilson A
  8. Wright P

2019ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction

Infrastructuring Food Democracy: The Formation of a Local Food Hub in the Context of Socio-Economic Deprivation

  1. Prost S
  2. Vlachokyriakos V
  3. Midgley J
  4. Heron G
  5. Meziant K
  6. Crivellaro C

2019Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction

2018

Infrastructuring the Solidarity Economy: Unpacking Strategies and Tactics in Designing Social Innovation

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. Wright P
  4. Olivier P

2018Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18)

Simple nudges for better password creation

  1. Nicholson J
  2. Vlachokyriakos V
  3. Coventry L
  4. Briggs P
  5. Olivier P

2018Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2018)

2017

Surfacing Small Worlds through Data-In-Place

  1. Lindley SE
  2. Thieme A
  3. Taylor AS
  4. Vlachokyriakos V
  5. Regan T
  6. Sweeney D

2017Computer Supported Cooperative Work: CSCW: An International Journal

WheelieMap: An Exploratory System for Qualitative Reports of Inaccessibility in the Built Environment

  1. Kirkham R
  2. Ebassa R
  3. Montague K
  4. Morrissey K
  5. Vlachokyriakos V
  6. Weise S
  7. Olivier P

2017MobileHCI 2017 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

HCI, solidarity movements and the solidarity economy

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. Wright P
  4. Karamagioli E
  5. Staiou E-R
  6. Gouscos D
  7. Thorpe R
  8. Kruger A
  9. Schoning J
  10. Jones M
  11. Lawson S
  12. Olivier P

2017CHI'17 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

2016

Refugees and HCI SIG: The Role of HCI in Responding to the Refugee Crisis

  1. Talhouk R
  2. Ahmed SI
  3. Wulf V
  4. Crivallero C
  5. Vlachokyriakos V
  6. Olivier P
  7. Clara Crivellaro

2016ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016

Digital Civics: Citizen empowerment with and through technology

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. LeDantec C
  4. Gordon E
  5. Wright P
  6. Olivier P

2016ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016

Re-Making Places: HCI, 'Community Building' and Change

  1. Crivellaro C
  2. Taylor A
  3. Vlachokyriakos V
  4. Comber R
  5. Nissen B
  6. Wright P

2016ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016

Designing the Vote:An Exploration of Electronic Voting as a tool for Political Participation

  1. Vlachokyriakos V

2016Thesis (Ph.D.), Newcastle University, 2016.

2015

Crowdsourcing and CCTV: the Effect of Interface, Financial Bonus and Video Type

  1. Dunphy P
  2. Nicholson J
  3. Vlachokyriakos V
  4. Briggs P
  5. Olivier P

2015School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Designing Alternative Systems for Local Communities

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Comber R
  3. Crivellaro C
  4. Taylor N
  5. Kuznetsov S
  6. Kavanaugh A
  7. Le Dantec C
  8. Kim BJ

2015CHI EA '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Data-in-Place: Thinking through the Relations Between Data and Community

  1. Taylor AS
  2. Lindley S
  3. Regan T
  4. Sweeney D
  5. Vlachokyriakos V
  6. Grainger L
  7. Lingel J

201533rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15)

Designing Engaging Data in Communities

  1. Regan T
  2. Sweeney D
  3. Helmes J
  4. Vlachokyriakos V
  5. Lindley S
  6. Taylor A

201533rd Annual Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI EA '15

2014

BallotShare: Exploring the design space of digital voting in a workplace environment

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Dunphy P
  3. Taylor N
  4. Comber R
  5. Olivier P

2014School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

BallotShare: An exploration of the design space for digital voting in the workplace

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Dunphy P
  3. Taylor N
  4. Comber R
  5. Olivier P

2014Computers in Human Behavior

PosterVote: expanding the action repertoire for local political activism

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Comber R
  3. Ladha K
  4. Taylor N
  5. Dunphy P
  6. McCorry P
  7. Olivier P

2014ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'14)

Introduction to the special issue on designing social media for change

  1. Kamal N
  2. Munson S
  3. Vlachokyriakos V
  4. Fergusson M
  5. Fels S

2014Computers in Human Behavior

Understanding the experience-centeredness of privacy and security technologies

  1. Dunphy P
  2. Vines J
  3. Coles-Kemp L
  4. Clarke R
  5. Vlachokyriakos V
  6. Wright P
  7. McCarthy J
  8. Olivier P

20142014 New Security Paradigms Workshop NSPW '14

2013

Unpicking the design space of e-Voting for Participation.

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Dunphy P
  3. Taylor N
  4. Comber R
  5. Olivier P

2013International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013 (CeDEM2013)

2012

Cheque Mates: Participatory Design of Digital Payments with Eighty Somethings

  1. Vines J
  2. Blythe M
  3. Dunphy P
  4. Vlachokyriakos V
  5. Teece I
  6. Monk A
  7. Olivier P

2012ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI'12)