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Constantinos K. Coursaris

Professor by Courtesy, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting
Associate Chairperson and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Media and Information
Associate Professor, Department of Media and Information; Department of Advertising and Public Relations

E-Mail: coursari@msu.edu

Department Web page: http://usability.msu.edu

Dr. Constantinos K. Coursaris holds a dual appointment as Associate Chairperson and Director of Graduate Studies with the Department of Media and Information and Associate Professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. He is also Professor by Courtesy in Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting. Constantinos studies user motivations, expectations, and experiences with new media and the consequent design implications with a focus on social systems. He supplements his research expertise with consulting on social media for governance and/or marketing, and has trained diverse organizations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). His formal training consists of a B.Eng. in Aerospace, an MBA in e-Business, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems with a concentration on electronic business (e-Business) and mobile commerce (m-Commerce).

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Recent Publications

Coursaris, C. K., Swierenga, S. J., & Whitten, P. (2014). Usability and accessibility of E-health websites: Enabling nutrition and physical activity education for blind and low vision Internet users. In D. Yannacopoulos, P. Manolitzas, N. Matsatsinis, & E. Grigoroudi (Eds.), Evaluating web sites and web services: Interdisciplinary perspectives in user satisfaction (pp. 204-223). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-5129-6

Swierenga, S. J., Propst, D. B., Ismirle, J., Figlan, C., & Coursaris, C. K. (2014). Mobile design guidelines for outdoor recreation and tourism. In F. F.-H. Nah (Ed.), Human-computer interaction in business, HCII 2014, LNCS 8527 (pp. 371-378). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Propst, D. B., Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Jeong, E., & Coursaris, C. K. (2013). From the ground up: Role of usability and aesthetics evaluation in creating a knowledge-based website for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 8015. Design, user experience, and usability: Web, mobile, and product design (pp. 274–283). Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Coursaris, C. K., Sung, J., & Swierenga, S. J. (2012). Exploring antecedents of SMS-based mobile advertising perceptions. International Journal of Electronic Finance, 6(2), 143-156.


Recent Reports

Coursaris, C. K., Zantjer, R., & Swierenga, S. J. (2014, December 17). Jackson National Life user interface report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

Coursaris, C. K., Zantjer, R., & Swierenga, S. J. (2014, November 18). [Redacted] User interface report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

Pierce, G. L., Swierenga, S. J., Propst, D. B., & Coursaris, C. K. (2013, January 24). Corps Lakes visitors mobile application/website: Mobile survey report, V1.1. [USDA/CSREES, Grant # 2012-39573-20165]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.

Swierenga, S. J., Propst, D. B., Ismirle, J., Rushlow, J., Figlan, C., & Coursaris, C. (2013, August 30). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Corps Lakes Gateway Mobile Prototype: Usability Evaluation Report. [USDA/CSREES, Grant # 2012-39573-20165]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.


Recent Presentations

  • (June 2014)

    Strategic social media and usability

    Coursaris, C. K., Van Osch, W., & Swierenga, S. J.

    Session Chair. Human-Computer Interaction International

    Crete, Greece

  • (June 2014)

    Mobile design guidelines for outdoor recreation and tourism

    Swierenga, S. J., Propst, D. B., Ismirle, J., Figlan, C., & Coursaris, C. K.

    Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

    Crete, Greece

  • (July 2013)

    From the ground-up: Role of usability and aesthetics evaluation in creating a knowledge-based website for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Propst, D. B., Swierenga, S. J., Pierce, G. L., Jeong, E., & Coursaris, C. K.

    Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

    Las Vegas, Nevada