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Nantia Koulidou PhD, MSc, DipArchEng

Course Leader in Jewellery, Materials and Design


Summary

I have always had an intense passion for jewellery and digital technologies.  As a design researcher and lecturer in BA Jewellery, Materials and Design at SHU since 2020 I have turned my passion into my career.  My teaching aims to introduce students to expressive and artistic ways of using digital skills in their practices from 3D design and digital fabrication techniques to interactive products and connected devices.  Personal website: www.nantiakoulidou.com 

 

 

About

I have always had an intense passion for jewellery.

As a design researcher and lecturer in BA Jewellery, Materials and Design at SHU since 2020 I have turned my passion into my career.

Previously, I worked as a research associate in Design at Northumbria University in Newcastle for two years (2018-19). In this project, I explored how digital media and services could support people's relationships and sense of self at end of life and in bereavement. In 2019, I awarded my PhD for my thesis “A practice-led inquiry into the nature of digital jewellery: Craft Explorations and Dialogical Engagements with People ”. During my studies, I investigated through practice the role of digital jewellery to connect self between two countries of home. For clarity, Digital Jewellery is broadly understood as referring to physical personal adornments and body-related items that incorporate electronics, including sensor and GPS technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). Prior to my doctoral studies, I completed a MSc degree in IT Product Design (SDU, Denmark) with a focus on participatory design practices, a diploma in architecture engineering (AUTH, Greece) and two years training in silversmithing (MOKUME).

My teaching aims to introduce students to expressive and artistic ways of using digital skills in their practices from 3D design and digital fabrication techniques to interactive products and connected devices.

I draw inspiration from people, places and my lived experience. I enjoy sketching and travelling.

Personal Website: https://www.nantiakoulidou.com/

 


 

 

Jewellery Materials and Design


Teaching

Department of Art and Design

Social Sciences and Arts

Product, Interior and Jewellery Design.

 

BA(Hons) Jewellery Materials and Design 

 

 

Module Leader: Advanced Making and Design Strategies and Academic Advisor for L5 Students

 

 

 

Publications

Journal articles

Wallace, J., Duncan, T., Lawson, S., Trueman, J., Montague, K., Carvalho, L., ... Koulidou, K. (2020). Design research to support ongoingness. Bereavement Care, 39 (2), 88-92. http://doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2020.1771969

Koulidou, K. (2018). Why Should Jewellers Care About The “Digital” ? Journal of Jewellery Research, 1. https://www.journalofjewelleryresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/JOJR-vol-1-Koulidou.pdf

Wallace, J., Rogers, J., Foster, J., Kingsley, S., Koulidou, N., Shorter, E., ... Trotman, N. (2017). Scribing as Seen from the Inside: The Ethos of the Studio. Design Issues, 33 (3), 93-103. http://doi.org/10.1162/desi_a_00454

Conference papers

Koulidou, K., & Mitchell, R. (2021). Art Digital Jewellery: Practitioners’ Perspectives. In Wimmer, R. (Ed.) Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI2021), Salzburg, Austria, 14 February 2021 - 19 February 2021 (pp. 1-11). ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/3430524.3440648

Koulidou, N., Wallace, J., Sturdee, M., & Durrant, A. (2020). Drawing on Experiences of Self. Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, 255-267. http://doi.org/10.1145/3357236.3395513

Wallace, J., Montague, K., Duncan, T., Carvalho, L., Koulidou, N., Mahoney, J., ... Fisher, H. (2020). ReFind: design, lived experience and ongoingness in bereavement. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20). New York: Association for Computing Machinery: http://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376531

Wallace, J., Odom, W., Montague, K., Koulidou, N., Sas, C., Morrissey, K., & Olivier, P. (2020). HCI at End of Life & Beyond. Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1-8. http://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3375143

Koulidou, K., Wallace, J., & Dylan, T. (2019). The materiality of digital jewellery from a jeweller's perspective. In Research Through Design. http://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7855748.v2

Koulidou, K., & Wallace, J. (2019). Staged Atmosphere: The Air[craft] Workshop. In Research Through Design, (pp. 372-388). Research Through Design: http://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4747003

Koulidou, K., & Wallace, J. (2017). Staged Atmosphere: The Aircraft Workshop. In Research Through Design.

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