VICTOR DIBIA
I am a researcher, developer, designer

BIO


About Me

I hold a PhD in Information Systems from City University of Hong Kong and an MSc in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests cover behaviour in online platform ecosystems and human computer interaction. Have previously worked as the Lead Technical Instructor for the MIT Global Startup Labs programme , researcher at the Innovation Management Lab at Athens Information Technology Athens Greece, and IT startup founder/lead developer.

Interaction Research

I explore ways in which behavioural data insights and existing theory can inform interaction design . Well versed in several research methodologies - surveys, interviews, lab observation, focus groups, usability studies, cognitive walkthrough, usability benchmarking, think-aloud protocol, field testing, wireframes, card sorting, panel data analysis.

Development/Engineering

I write code. Comfortable with OOP languages - Nodejs, Java, C# and Front End Tools - HTLM5, Javascript, CSS. Experienced in rapid prototyping, and product development on web, mobile (Android, Blackberry, Tizen), wearable devices(Android,Tizen).

PUBLICATIONS


Journal Articles

Christian Wagner, Victor Dibia (2013), "Exploring the Effectiveness of Online Role-Play Gaming In the Acquisition of Complex and Tacit Knowledge", Issues in Information Systems, 14, 2, pp. 367-374. . [PDF]

Conference Papers [Peer Reviewed]

Victor Dibia, Rachel Bellamy, Shari Trewin, Maryam Ashoori and Thomas Erickson (2016), "Towards Understanding Wearable Device use in a Workplace: Privacy, Adoption and Design Issues", The 19th ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (Workshop on Quantified Workplace)
Victor Dibia, Shari Trewin, Maryam Ashoori and Thomas Erickson (2015), "Exploring the Potential of Wearables to Support Employment for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment", The 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ACM, Lisbon, Portugal (Poster)
Zhang Jun, Victor Dibia, Alexey Sodnomov, Paul Lowry, "Understanding the disclosure of private healthcare information within online Quantified Self 2.0 platforms", 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2015, Marina Bay, Singapore..
Victor Dibia, Christian Wagner (2015), "Success Within App Distribution Platforms: The Contribution Of App Diversity And App Cohesivity", Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii , USA. [PDF]
Victor Dibia (2014), "An Affective, Normative and Functional Approach to Designing User Experiences for Wearables", SIGHCI 2014, International Conference on Information Systems (Pre-ICIS Workshop), Association of Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand. [PDF]
Paul Lowry Victor Dibia , Lele Kang, Chazwan Hassna, Shaobo Wei (2014), "How Does Information Technology Capability Enable Digital Transformation? Considering : The Mediating Roles of Agility ", JAIS Theory Development Workshop, International Conference on Information Systems, Association of Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand.
Victor Dibia (2014), "On the User-centric Evolution of Mobile Money Technologies in Developing Nations: Successes and Lessons.", Americas Conference on Information Systems. [PDF]
Oludele Awodele, Victor Dibia, Oghenerukwve Onoruvie, Sharon Okoruwa (2008), "Service Provisioning on Mobile Devices via Bluetooth in a Localized Setting", Informing Science & IT Education Conference, Varna, Bulgaria, 08, 27-37. [PDF]

Working Papers

Victor Dibia , Zhang Jun, Alexey Sodnomov, Paul Lowry , "Motivating Conversions from Interest to Contribution in Crowdsourcing Contests: An Empirical Study in the Software Industry", Under Review
Victor Dibia, Christian Wagner "Fair Play or Benefits ? Predicting Future Participation (Sustainability) in Software Crowd Sourcing Contests", In Preparation for Submission.
Victor Dibia, Christian Wagner "The Fairness Roller Coaster: A deeper Look at the Phases of Software Crowdsourcing Contests” , In preparation of submission .", In Preparation.

PORTFOLIO


Foqus

Foqus

A Wearable App for Mental Health and Wellness

Trivia Monkey

Trivia Monkey

A Trivia App for Game Based Learning

Note Taker

Notetaker

Educational content distribution in developing regions

News


[Nov, 2016] [UPDATE] Our team work on TJBot - A DIY Cardboard robot just launched! [Read]
[October, 2016] [PAPER] My poster paper - FOQUS: A Smartwatch Application for Individuals with ADHD and Mental Health Challenges - has been accepted at ASSETS 2016, Reno Nevada. [PDF][Poster]
[May, 2016] [UPDATE] I have successfully defended my PhD dissertation! #superthankful
[April, 2016] [UPDATE] I have resumed at IBM Research as a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist! Yayy!!
[Jan, 2016] [PAPER] Our paper titled "Towards Understanding Wearable Device use in a Workplace: Privacy, Adoption and Design Issues" has been accepted at CSCW Workshop on Quantified Workplace!, San Francisco, USA.

[July, 2015] [PAPER] Our paper on "Exploring the Potential of Wearables to Support Employment for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment" has been accepted as a poster at the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ACM, Lisbon, Portugal [Poster]

[March, 2015] [UPDATE] Good news! I will be interning with the Cognitive Environments Lab at IBM's TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights. Super stoked at this opportunity and humbly looking forward to the challenge ahead!

[March, 2015] [FEATURE] [PRESENTATION] Yay! My work on wearables got featured on the Wall Street Journal [Video] . I also gave an invited talk at the City University of Hong Kong IS departmental Seminar. The talk was on my working paper - "Fair Play or Benefits ? Predicting Future Participation (Sustainability) in Software Crowd Sourcing Contests"

[Jan, 2015] [PRESENTATION] I will be attending HICSS 2015 hawaii and PTC 2015 hawaii to present my work on Online Platforms and Wearables respectively. HICSS Paper -> [Paper / Slides ] , PTC Slides -> [Slides] . I also ran the HK Marathon 20km . Yay!

[Dec 12, 2014] [PRESENTATION] I will be attending ICIS 2014 and presenting at the SIGHCI Workshop (poster) and JAIS Theory Development Workshop. SIGHCI Paper -> [Paper]

[Nov 24, 2014] [PRESENTATION] Sharing some research results on my working paper "Motivating Conversions from Interest to Contribution in Crowdsourcing Contests: An Empirical Study in the Software Industry" at the City University of Hong Kong, Deparment of Information Systems weekly Seminar Series.

[Nov 23, 2014] [PRESENTATION] "What is your Enterprise Wearable Strategy" at the Hong Kong Information Technology Federations (HKITF) Mobile Enterprise Solution Day .

[Oct 21, 2014] [PRESENTATION] I will be giving a presentation on "Practical UI Guidelines for Tizen Wearable Apps" at the Tizen Developer Summit Shanghai , [Slides].

[Oct 9, 2014] [PRESENTATION] I will be giving a presentation on "Introduction to Designing Apps for Wearables" at City University of Hong Kong, Apps Lab. [Slides]

[Sept 23, 2014] [AWARD] I have been selected as one of the PTC Young Scholar Award Recipients for 2015. Humbled and thankful.

Media Mentions

wsj
Tizen Developer Summit Shanghai 2014
CMU INI Newsletter

CV


Click to Download CV [Abridged] [Unabridged]

[ Hobbies ] - Physical Fitness : I have run the Hong Kong Marathon 3 times - Feb 2014 [10 km] , Jan 2015 [20 km] and Jan 2016 [10km]! I also play the Guitar, Ukulele and Piano (beginner).

Last updated May 27, 2016