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Dr Nan Jiang

  • 01202 962741
  • njiang at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic in Software Quality & Software Testing
  • Poole House P429, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Nan Jiang joined BU in 2010 and he is a Principal Academic in Software Quality and Testing. Prior to this, Nan was an Open Distance Learning (ODL) tutor at Queen Mary, University of London, where he also received his PhD in Web Usability and MSc in Advanced Methods.

Nan has 5 years of full stack web development experience as a freelance technical consultant and technical writer. He is specialised in web/mobile architectural and interface design but he also provides technical support on backend development.

He has provided consultancy for 10+ companies and organisations through a number of projects including EU funded Grads for Growth, H2020 FOODSmart and Gates Foundation funded ResearchInvestments (ResIn).

Nan was also a public invited expert for W3C HTML Working Group and he is still a member of W3C China.

Nan teaches web technologies and web development. He also acts as the Project Coordinator for Computing Undergraduate Programmes since 2014 and the Programme Leader for MSc Information Technology and Enterprise Information System since 2015.


Dr Jiang's research is mainly focused on HCI (Human Computer Interaction). He is currently supervising 3 PhD students and will have another 3 next year.

He is specialised in novel usability evaluation methods and techniques but he is recently interested in two fields: (1) How multimodality can be exploited to address the current design issues in HMI (Human Machine Interfaces).

(2) How to improve interaction design to better facilitate gamification, crowdsourcing and augmented reality (AR) needs on mobile devices.

Nan has been an active reviewer for top research conferences including ACM CHI, BCS HCI, MobileHCI and DIS as well as leading industrial conferences like UXPA since 2008. He is also often invited to review journal paper submissions in related domains (e.g., Software Quality Journal, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Journal of Displays). He was part of the organising committee of PRO-VE 2012. He is the general co-chair for the 30th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference (BCS HCI 2016), which is held in Bournemouth.


Journal Articles



  • Dogan, H., Jiang, N., Giff, S. and Bond, R., 2018. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Human Centred Design for Intelligent Environments (HCD4IE). Co-located with the 32nd British Human Computer Interaction Conference. ACM.
  • Bouchachia, H., Dogan, H., Jiang, N. and Giff, S., 2016. Human-Centred Design for Intelligent Environments. Workshop Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2016). British Computer Society.
  • Ali, R., Jiang, N., Phalp, K., Muir, S. and McAlaney, J., 2015. The Emerging Requirement for Digital Addiction Labels. Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality 21st International Working Conference, REFSQ 2015, Essen, Germany, March 23-26, 2015. Proceedings. Springer.
  • Jiang, N. and Ali, R., 2014. On the Delivery of Recommendations in Social Software: a User's Perspective. Human-Centered Software Engineering 5th IFIP WG 13.2 International Conference, HCSE 2014, Paderborn, Germany, September 16-18, 2014. Proceedings. Springer.
  • Jiang, N. and Liu, H., 2013. Understand System’s Relative Effectiveness Using Adapted Confusion Matrix. In: Marcus, A., ed. Design, User Experience, and Usability: Design Philosophy, Methods, and Tools Second International Conference, DUXU 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings. Springer.
  • Jiang, N., 2013. A predictive method to measure relative effectiveness. In: Anderson, M., ed. Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013 Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2013, Cambridge, UK, 15-18 April 2013. Taylor & Francis.


PhD Students

  • Chi Zhang
  • Majid Altuwairiqi
  • Botao Fan
  • Ejike Thankgod Ezeh

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Usability Engineering (2012 - 2015)
  • IT Advanced Development (2010 - 2012)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Web Technology Integration (2013 - Present)
  • User Centered Web Development (2013 - Present)
  • Web and Media Development (2010 - 2013)


  • HEIF 6: Creating a FACETS digital toolkit to promote quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (Higher Education Funding Council for England, 01 Oct 2017). Awarded
  • cFACETs - Phase 1 and Phase 2 (MS Society, 01 Sep 2016). Completed
  • Designing Ubiquitous Interface to Improve Digital Reading Experience on Mobile Devices (BU Matched Funded Studentship, 01 Jan 2016). Awarded
  • My Navigation system really works for me - designing ubiquitous in-car interfaces (BU Match Funded, 01 Nov 2015). Awarded
  • Grads for Growth (European Regional Development Fund, 01 Jun 2015). Awarded
  • IT HoP: Information Technology Hub of Practice (BU, 31 Jan 2015). Awarded
  • Grads for Growth (European Regional Development Fund, 31 May 2014). Awarded
  • Gamifying Enjoyable Learning Experiences on Social Networks (Bournemouth University, 23 Dec 2013). Awarded

Internal Responsibilities

  • Co-Chair, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Group

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Festival of Learning 2015: The Emerging Need for Digital Addiction Labels
  • Festival of Learning 2015: Human Computer Interaction for You and Your Business
  • Department's Prezi Marketing Presentation:

Consultancy Activities

  • Technical Advisor, External. Research Investments in Global Health
  • Usability Advisor, External. CustomWorld


  • MSc in Advanced Methods (Queen Mary, University of London, 2002)
  • PhD in Web Usability (Queen Mary, University of London, 2009)


  • ACM, Senior Member,
  • IEEE, Member,
  • UXPA, Member,
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