Speaker: Slavko Milekic
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Slavko Milekic

Professor of Cognitive Science & Digital Design
University of the Arts
Art Education & Art Therapy
1332 Morris St.
Philadelphia PA
19148 USA

Slavko Milekic holds a medical degree (Belgrade School of Medicine) as well as Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (University of Connecticut). His research interests include digital design, the psychology of human/computer interaction and building of WWW-based tools for knowledge transfer. Dr Milekic's innovative, child-friendly digital environment (KiddyFace) has been already implemented in a museum setting. He is co-author and principal interface designer for the "Theory of Language", a CD ROM-based text (MIT Press, 2000). Slavko Milekic has received several grants from the Lemelson National Program in Innovation, Invention and Creativity for teaching academic courses and research in the area of psychology of human/computer interaction. He was recently granted a US patent for an original way of interacting with a computer display.

Dr. Milekic frequently presents at international conferences and leading workshops on educational uses of digital technology and innovative methods of human/computer interaction. He has been engaged as a consultant for the development of interactive digital environments by a number of institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Phoenix Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Gulf of Maine Aquarium, Daimler & Chrysler Research Laboratory and Interactive Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a professor of Cognitive Science & Digital Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and co-founder and Creative Director for Flatworld Interactives, LLC, a company producing innovative software for interacting with visual information. Dr. Milekic’s work has been recently featured in a PBS series exploring early childhood creativity, "Art to Heart" (www.ket.org/arttoheart/) .

Slavko will present Action, affection and control: Interface guidelines for complex visual content. [Paper]