Dimitris Mylonas  University College London London, England  

Dimitris Mylonas
University College London
London, England

Dimitris Mylonas

Dimitris Mylonas obtained MSc in Digital Colour Imaging from the University of the Arts, London and completed MRes in Media and Arts Technology at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University, London. He held a research position at School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, and in the Wellcome Laboratory of Neurobiology, University College London. Currently he is a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, University College London, researching colour naming within and across different cultures. Since 2015, Dimitris Mylonas is Chairman of the Study Group 'Language of Colour' of the International Colour Association (AIC).

Tuesday, June 11 - PM Breakout Session Tutorial
Color Naming Within and Across Languages 

In this tutorial, we will explore how people who speak different languages name simulated Munsell chips in an ongoing color naming experiment (accessible at: www.colornaming.com). Participants will also learn about the linguistic, behavioral and geometric features of these lexical color categories. The tutorial will be concluded with the presentation of a color naming model that automates the assignment of color names across the full 3D color gamut.

Friday, June 15 - AM Breakout Session Tutorial
Color Naming Brings People Together

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate the miscommunication involved in the use of language to describe colors, and present a web application (accessible at: www.colornaming.com) designed to facilitate color communication within and across languages. Participants will play the Colors of Babel, a color naming/matching card game that explores recipient-design strategies in color conversations. Playing the game will allow for individuals’ color names to be compared with the responses of thousands of participants in an online multilingual color naming experiment. By the end of this tutorial, you will understand the importance of user-centered design thinking for successful color communication.