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Dr Gabriela Avram

Biography

Gabriela Avram is Lecturer in Digital Media and Interaction Design in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, and a senior member of the Interaction Design Centre. Building on a Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Knowledge Management background, her current research focuses on interaction design in urban environments and on the role of technology in supporting civic engagement of local communities.  
She has extensive experience on topics such as: distributed work practices, Open Source communities, cultural heritage communities, cultural and social aspects of collaboration, computer-mediated collaborative practices.
She has published extensively in international conferences and journals. 

Currently, Gabriela is the coordinator of the COST Action CA16121 From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy.
 
Between 2013 and 2017, Gabriela was Principal Investigator on the EU meSch project(http://mesch-project.eu), leading the meSch team at the University of Limerick that focused on co-design in cultural heritage organisations. 

She is a member of Creative Communities and is currently running the IxDA Limerick chapter. During 2014 - the Limerick City of Culture year, Gabriela was involved in several "Made in Limerick" projects, such as "Are You Dancing?- Remembering the Limerick Dancehalls" and "Limerick Lace". She was also the co-organiser of 3Dcamp, an unconference style event dedicated to 3D visualizations, virtual worlds and ubiquitous computing she ran in collaboration with James Corbett from 2007 until 2014. 

Research Interests

  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Work -CSCW
  • Interaction Design 
  • Sustainability 
  • Social Media 
  • Cultural Heritage 
  • Knowledge Management
  • Urban Informatics
  • Community Informatics 
  • DIY practices

Teaching Interests

  • CSCW
  • Interaction Design
  • Urban Interaction Design
  • Research Methods (Directed Study)

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2015 - University of Limerick Award for Excellence in Service to the Community

Association

  • 2013 Member, SIGCHI
  • 2010 Member, ACM
  • 2010 Local chapter chair, Interaction Design Association (IxDA)

Committee

  • 2012 Environmental Committee,

Education

  • 2001 Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania - PhD
  • 1981 Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania - BSc (Hons)

Language

  • French
  • German
  • Romanian
  • English

Outreach

    • 2014 - 3D camp Limerick (Part of Limerick City of Culture)
    • 2013 - 3D camp Limerick
    • 2012 - 3D camp Limerick
    • 2011 - 3D camp Limerick
    • 2010 - 3D camp Limerick
    • 2009 - 3D camp Tallaght
    • 2008 - 3D camp Limerick
    • 2007 - 3D camp Limerick

    ( together with James Corbett) 

  • 2009 - present -chair of the  local chapter of IxDA (http://ixdalimerick.org)

Publications

Book Chapter

2019

Transforming Cities by Designing with Communities
Webb, R., Avram, G., García, J.B., Joyce, A.
The Hackable City DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2694-3

2019

Constructing the collaborative consumer: the role of digital platforms
Ryan, Annmarie and Avram, Gabriela
Handbook of the Sharing Economy

2017

The Limerick dance halls project: The charm of discreet technology
Avram G.
Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges DOI: 10.4324/9781315522456

2015

Co-design to empower cultural heritage professionals as technology designers: The meSch project
Ciolfi L.;Petrelli D.;McDermott F.;Avram G.;Van Dijk D.
Empowering Users through Design: Interdisciplinary Studies and Combined Approaches for Technological Products and Services DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13018-7_12

Conference Contribution

2017

ACM CSCW 2017
Avram, G.

2017

ECSCW 2017
Avram, G.

2014

ACM CHI
Avram, G.

Conference Publication

2019

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
O'Shea K.;Avram G.
Acm International Conference Proceeding Series DOI: 10.1145/3328320.3328397

2017

International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T ’17)
Avram, G., Choi, J.H., De Paoli, S., Light, A., Lyle, P., Teli. M.
DOI: 10.1145/3083671.3083712

2017

Designing interactive systems
Maye, L., Bouchard, D., Avram, G., Ciolfi, L.
DOI: 10.1145/3064663.3064753

2016

19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW '16)
Ciolfi, L., Avram, G. , Maye, L., Dulake, N., Marshall, M.T., VanDijk, D., McDermott, F.
DOI: 10.1145/2818048.2819967

2016

Museums and the Web 2016
Damala, A., van der Vaart, M., Clarke,L., Hornecker, E., Avram, G., Kockelkorn, H., Ruthven, I.

2016

Articulating Co-Design in Museums: Reflections on Two Participatory Processes
Ciolfi, L,Avram, G,Maye, L,Dulake, N,Marshall, MT,Van Dijk, D,McDermott, F,
Acm Conference On Computer-Supported Cooperative Work And Social Computing (Cscw 2016) DOI: 10.1145/2818048.2819967

2016

Designing Interactive Systems
Gabriela Avram and Laura Maye.
DOI: 10.1145/2908805.2908810

2014

Irish HCI
McDermott, F., Maye, L., Avram, G.

2014

Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
Bjørn P.;Bardram J.;Avram G.;Bannon L.;Boden A.;Redmiles D.;De Souza C.;Wulf V.
DOI: 10.1145/2556420.2558863

2013

Digital Cities 8 at Communities& Technologies 2013
Avram, G., Slattery, J., Ryan, A., Festl, L.

2013

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Boden A.;Avram G.;Posch I.;Pipek V.;Fitzpatrick G.
Lecture Notes In Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence And Lecture Notes In Bioinformatics) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-38706-7_30

2013

NODEM 2013 Conference
McDermott, F., Clarke, L., Hornecker, E., Avram, G.

2012

Journal of software: Evolution and Process
Boden A.;Avram G.;Bannon L.;Wulf V.
Journal Of Software-Evolution And Process DOI: 10.1002/smr.473

2011

ACIS 2011 Proceedings.
Richter, A., Stocker, A., Müller, S. and Avram, G.

2009

Knowledge Management in Distributed Software Development Teams - Does Culture Matter?
Boden, A,Avram, G,Bannon, L,Wulf, V,
2014 Ieee 9th International Conference On Global Software Engineering (Icgse) DOI: 10.1109/ICGSE.2009.10

2009

Bridging Knowledge Distribution - The Role of Knowledge Brokers in Distributed Software Development Teams
Boden, A,Avram, G,
2009 Icse Workshop On Cooperative And Human Aspects Of Software Engineering

2008

Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
Avram G., Bannon L.J., Sheehan A., Sigfridsson A., Sullivan D.K.
DOI: 10.1145/1370114.1370116

2007

Third International Conference on Open Source Systems
Sigfridsson A., G. Avram, A. Sheehan, D. K. Sullivan

2007

Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation
Sigfridsson, A; Avram, G; Sheehan, A; Sullivan, DK

2007

PPIG: Psychology of Programmers Interest Group
Exton C., Avram G., Buckley J., and LeGear A.

2007

19th Annual Psychology of Programming Workshop
C. Exton, G. Avram, J. Buckley, A. LeGear 2-6 July 2007,

2006

Other Journal

2013

Knowledge management goals revisited: A cross-sectional analysis of social software adoption in corporate environments,
Richter, A., Stocker, A., Müller, S., Avram, G.
VINE - Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1108/03055721311329927

2010

Get Connected: Your Museum and Social Media
Avram, G.,Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M.
Museum Ireland

Other Publication

2019
2016

HCI at the boundary of work and life
Gronvall, E,Ciolfi, L,Avram, G,Rossitto, C,Barkhuus, L
Personal And Ubiquitous Computing DOI: 10.1007/s00779-016-0937-5

2015

Welcome addreb-Communities and technologies 2015
Avram G.;De Cindio F.;Pipek V.
Acm International Conference Proceeding Series

2011

Peer Reviewed Journal

2016

Communities and technologies
Pipek V.;Avram G.;De Cindio F.
Interactions DOI: 10.1145/2856112

2016

HCI at the Boundary of Work and Life - Editorial Special Issue
Grönvall, E., Ciolfi, L., Avram, G., Rossitto, C. and Barkhuus, L.
Personal And Ubiquitous Computing DOI: 10.1007/s00779-016-0937-5

2015

Introduction to Special Issue on Communities and Technologies
Pipek, V., Avram, G. and De Cindio, F.
Interactions DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1145/2856112

2014

Data collection in global software engineering research: learning from past experience
Prikladnicki, R,Boden, A,Avram, G,de Souza, CRB,Wulf, V
Empirical Software Engineering DOI: 10.1007/s10664-012-9240-x

2012
2009

Bridging, Patching and Keeping the Work Flowing: Defect Resolution in Distributed Software Development
Avram, G; Bannon, L; Bowers, J; Sheehan, A; Sullivan, DK
Computer Supported Cooperative Work-The Journal Of Collaborative Computing DOI: 10.1007/s10606-009-9099-6