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Dr José Abdelnour Nocera

Dr José Abdelnour Nocera

Associate Professor in Sociotechnical Design
Job title:
Associate Professor Sociotechnical Design
Head of Sociotechnical Centre for Innovation and User Experience (SCIUX).
Higher qualifications:

BA Media Studies (Universidad católica Andrés Bello), MSc Social Psychology (Universidad Simon Bolivar), PhD Human Computer Interaction (Open University)

Professional organisations:
British Computer Society (BCS)
Biography:

 

José Abdelnour Nocera is Associate Professor (Reader) in Sociotechnical Design and Head of the Sociotechnical Centre for Innovation and User Experience at the University of West London. He is the current Chair for UNESCO IFIP TC 13.8 working group in Interaction Design for International Development as well as Chair for the British Computer Society Sociotechnical Specialist Group.

His interests lie in the sociotechnical and cultural aspects of systems design, development and use. In pursuing these interests, he has been involved as researcher and consultant in several projects in the UK and overseas in the domains of mHealth, e-learning, social development, e-commerce, e-governance and enterprise resource planning systems. Dr. Abdelnour-Nocera gained an MSc in Social Psychology from Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela, and a PhD in Computing from The Open University, UK.

Research and scholarly output:
Journal Papers

Camara, S., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., 2013. Revealing the Socio-Technical Context of Design Settings: Toward Participatory IS Design. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 29, 289–307. doi:10.1080/10447318.2013.765767

Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Sharp, H., 2012. Understanding Conflicts in Agile Adoption through Technological Frames. International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD) 4, 29–45

Abdelnour-Nocera, J.L., 2012. Andy Smith: In memoriam.Journal Interacting with Computers 24, 189.

Edited Journal Special Issues

Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Clemmensen, T., Kurosu, M., 2013. Reframing HCI Through Local and Indigenous Perspectives. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 29, 201–204. doi:10.1080/10447318.2013.765759.

Edited Books

Campos, R. , P., Clemmensen, T., Abdelnour Nocera, J., Katre, D., Lopes, A., Ørngreen, R. (Eds). 2013. Human Work Interaction Design. Work Analysis and HCI. Springer AICT.

Abdelnour-Nocera, J. (Ed.), 2012. Knowledge and Technological Development Effects on Organizational and Social Structures: IGI Global.

Chapters in Edited Books

Gheitasy, A., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Nardi, B., Rigas, D., 2014. Designing for Online Collaborative Consumption: A Study of Sociotechnical Gaps and Social Capital, in: Kurosu, M. (Ed.), Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, pp. 683–692

Wiles, A., Roberts, S., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., 2013. Library Usability in Higher Education: How User Experience Can Form Library Policy, in: Human Work Interaction Design. Work Analysis and HCI. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 139–149.

Editorships

Joint Editor in Chief since October 2012. International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development. IGI Global.

Guest Speaker/Professor

University of York. UK. Cultural Aspects of HCI. HCI Research Group. February 2014

University of Waterloo, Canada. ‘Designing for Diversity’ from the bottom-up…but also from the top-down! May 2014

PUC-Rio - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Cultural Aspects of Interaction Design. School of Computing. March 2013

Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Cultural Aspects of Interaction Design. Dpt of Computing. March 2013

Roskilde University, Denmark. PhD Course in Human-Work Interaction Design. May 2013.

Conferences:
Published papers in conference proceedings

Austin, A. & Abdelnour-Nocera, J.2014. Are we teaching the HCI that we want to teach rather than what they need to learn? In proceedings of the in: Preece, J., Churchill, E., Bowser, J. (eds) CHI 2014 Workshop, "Developing a Living Curriculum to Support Global HCI Education". Accessed on 10 June 2014: http://www.sigchi.org/resources/education/w30_austinabdelnour 

Oyugi,C., Camara, S., Abdelnour-Nocera, J. 2014. A Reflection On Designing Low-End Interactive Products for Rural Users in Sub-Sahara Africa, in: Strano, M., Hrachovec, H., Van der Velden, M.,., Ess, C. (Eds.), Proceedings Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology 2014. Murdoch University, Murdoch (Accepted)

Oyugi, C., Abdelnour-Nocera, J. 2014. (paper accepted). Harambee: A Novel Usability Evaluation Method for Low -End Users in Kenya. NordiChi 2014 Conference. ACM 

Gheitasy, A., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Nardi, B., & Rigas, D. (2014). Designing for Online Collaborative Consumption: A Study of Sociotechnical Gaps and Social Capital. In Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services (pp. 683-692). Springer International Publishing.  

Abdelnour Nocera, J., Rita Barricelli, B., Clemmensen, T., 2013. ICT Design and Evaluation for Trans-mediated Workplaces: Towards a Common Framework in Human Work Interaction Design, in: INTERACT 2013-Designing for Diversity. Springer, pp. 9–14.

Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Austin, A., Michaelides, M., Modi, S., 2013. A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of HCI Student Performance–Reflections for the Curriculum, in: Design, User Experience, and Usability. Health, Learning, Playing, Cultural, and Cross-Cultural User Experience. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 161–170.

Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Michaelides, M., Austin, A., Modi, S., 2013. A Cross-national Study of HCI Education Experience and Representation, in: HCI International 2013.

Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Winschiers, H., Clemmensen, T., Sturm, C., 2013. Seeing ’the Obvious’ as Subject and Object of Cross-Cultural HCI Design, in: INTERACT 2013-Designing for Diversity. Springer LNCS 8117, p. 774.

Austin, A., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., 2013. Cognitive Styles in HCI Education and Practice, in: Proceedings of the 27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013). British Computer Society (ewics),

Barricelli, B.R., Devis, Y., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Wilson, J., Moore, J., 2013. MANTRA: mobile anticoagulant therapy management, in: Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), 2013 7th International Conference on. IEEE, pp. 278–281

Euman, R., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., 2013. Data visualisation, user experience and context: a case study from fantasy sport, in: Human-Computer Interaction. Users and Contexts of Use. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 146–155.

Clemmensen, T., Campos, P.F., Katre, D.S., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Lopes, A., Orngreen, R., Minocha, S., 2013. CHI 2013 human work interaction design (HWID) SIG: past history and future challenges, in: CHI’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, pp. 2537–2540.

Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Michaelides, M., Austin, A., Modi, S., 2012. An intercultural study of HCI education experience and representation, in: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intercultural Collaboration. ACM, pp. 157–160

Austin, A., Michaelides, M., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Modi, S., 2012. A Cross-National Study of Cognitive Styles and Cultural Attitudes of HCI Students. Proceedings of HCI 2012: The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction http–goo.

Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Austin, A., Michaelides, M., Modi, S., Oyugi, C. 2012. Exploring Cultural Differences in HCI Education, in: Strano, M., Hrachovec, H., Sudweeks, F., Ess (Eds.), Proceedings Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology 2012. Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 410–419.

Ressin, M., Oyugi, C., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Lee, D., Panesar, D., 2012. Exploring local cultural perspectives in user interface development in an Indian offshoring context: a view from the UK, in: Human-Centered Software Engineering. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 291–298.

Edited conference proceedings

Clemmensen, T., Sandblad, B., Lopes, A., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., 2013. Workshop Proceedings Past History and Future Challenges of Human Work Interaction Design (HWID). Springer.

Clemmensen, T., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Pejtersen, A.M., Lopes, A., Katre, D., Campos, P., Ørngreen, R., 2012. Human Work Interaction Design-HWID2012: Pre-Conference Proceedings of the 3rd IFIP TC 13.6 HWID Working Conference. Copenhagen Business School.

Research degree supervision:
Current supervision
Student Role in team Thesis title
Rajab Ghandour Second supervisor Ecommerce product ratings the role of social media and multimodality.
Yehia Nawar Second supervisor The Influence of Strategic Planning and organizational culture on Leadership- Performance Relationship.
Ann Austin Principal supervisor Human-Computer Interaction Education: the cognitive profile of Educators and practitioners.
Daniel Gonzalez-Cabrero Principal supervisor User-Created Personas: A four case multi-ethnic study of persona artefact co-creation in Urban and Pastoral Namibia with ovaHerero, Ovambo, ovaHimba and Khoisan communities.
Jonathan Hubert Second supervisor Adapting older UK homes to meet future energy use requirements
Reema Noon Principal supervisor Development of Context-Aware Visualization for Big Data
Ryan Younger Principal supervisor Culturally Adaptive Sustainable Information Kiosks
Completed Research Degrees
Student Role in team Thesis title Date of award
Ali Gheitasy Principal supervisor

Designing for Online Collaborative Consumption: A study of sociological gaps and social capital.

June 2017