Iris SMS was designed and developed by a number of people from Open Lab at Newcastle University and Open Lab: Athens. Iris, is a system that allows sending SMS text messages to a list of subscribers through SMS donors. People supporting your organisation, group or case can sign up to become ‘donors’ and donate a number of SMS messages for your cause.

Professor Maria Rousou and researcher dr.Katerina El Raheb from the Informatics department of the University of Athens have undertaken in cooperation with Open Lab Athens UX research to improve Iris SMS system trough interviews, focus groups and workshops. The research was funded by DERC: Digital Economy Research Centre.

You can read the update in greek from the website of the University of Athens here