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Hello from Hove, UK. I am Calliope, I am Greek and have been living in the UK since 2006. I am a UX Researcher with a background in Technology, Design and Arts. Throughout the past seven years, I have practised more than 16 research methods, facilitated workshops and designed prototypes for more than ten industries. I have published, presented, travelled the world, worked remote and contributed to my team’s success.

I got back into cycling in 2015 to commute to work and have changed my lifestyle since. From smoking for 18 years, I moved to Brighton and began cycling a road bike at the South Downs National Park area. Soon enough I joined and have been a member for 2 years now.

I am naturally interested in cycling and use experience by profession and leisure. In particular, I would like to see how we can collaborate with urban designers to bring a user-centric approach when designing for a safe and enjoyable cycling journey in the cities and beyond. How do we encourage long-distance cycling from city to city?

Also, I am interested in cycling innovation emergent technologies. The GPS computer even though it looks like our old nokia, it has taken us further and more securely than ever. It has quantified our efforts. But the visual interface is distracting us from the road and can be confusing in complex topographies. I am interested in building voice user interfaces that will augment the cyclists and motorists experience of the road and their peer’s communication.

Last, I was invited to this course so that I can give feedback and collaborate with Trey where possible.

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