Anicia Peters

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Staff Details

Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2722
apeters [at] nust [dot] na
Office Location: 
Information Technology House.
PhD: Human Computer Interaction (Iowa State, US), MSc: Human Computer Interaction (Iowa State, US), B.Tech: Business Computing (PoN), certified SAP TERP10 trainer
Professional Membership: 
ACM (SIGCHI), IEEE, AIS, HCI4D, Golden Key Honour Society

HCI, User Experience, Persuasive and pervasive computing, social media networks

Research Interest: 
Persuasive and pervasive computing, social media research, Enterprise Resource Systems, virtual environment, IK
Selected Publications: 
  1. Peters, A., Winschiers-Theophilus, H., Mennecke, B.E. (2015) Cultural influences on Facebook practices: A comparative study of college students in Namibia and the United States. Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 49, pp 259-271
  2. Carlson, P., Peters, A., Gilbert, S. Vance, J., Luse, A. (2015) Virtual Training: Learning Transfer of Assembly Tasks. IEEE Transactions, Visualization and Computer Graphics. Vol. 21(6), pp 770-782
  3. Mennecke, B. & Peters, A. (2011). Avatars to Mavatars: The Role of Marketing Avatars and Embodied Representations in Consumer Profiling. Business Horizons Vol. 56 (3). pp 257-404
  4. Peters, A., Mennecke, B.E. (2013). Digital Menu Boards as Influencer for Healthy Eating. HCII (3) 2013: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8006, Springer, pp 428-437
  5. Peters, A., Winschiers-Theophilus, Awori, K., Bidwell, N., Blake, E., Kumar, A., Chivuno-Kuria, S. (2014). Collaborating with Communities in Africa: A Hitchhikers Guide. CHI2014 EA, 26 April - 1 May 2014, Toronto, Canada
Notable Achievements: 
  1. Co-Chair of Africa HCI conference (AfriCHI’16), Nov. 2016, Nairobi, Kenya
  2. President of Africa HCI Community with ACM SIGCHI (2014-present)
  3. Research Excellence Award (HCI): Iowa State University (2014)
  4. Schlumberger Faculty for the Future PhD Fellowship (2012-2014)
  5. International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for PhD studies (2009-2012)
  6. Google Anita Borg Scholar - Women in Computer Science: United States (2012)
  7. Boeing awards for research achievements (2012)
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