Gilbert Cockton

MA (Cantab) PGCE PhD CITP FBCS FRSA

Personal Homepage
http://designsituations.blogspot.com/
Employer
Northumbria University (http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/scd/)
Email
Gilbert.Cockton@northumbria.ac.uk

I'm Professor of Design Theory in the School of Design at Northumbria University, which has roots back to 1844 as one of the original British Government Schools of Design. I'm an Interaction Designer who occasionally dabbles in product and service design. I have a multi-disciplinary background in humanities (History), applied human sciences (Education), and engineering design (Computer Science, old school HCI). In 2005 I was awarded a UK NESTA fellowship to work on value-centred approaches to design. As a first result, I moved beyond value (to worth) and beyond centredness (to multiple design foci). As a second result, my research has developed a more general design focus, and I moved from Computing (Sunderland) to Design (Northumbria) in September 2009. I now work alongside very talented design educators and researchers with a broad range of craft skills and design philosophies. I increasingly find the user-centred positions of 1980s HCI naive and uninformed. When I'm not supporting an amazing group of colleagues in my role as Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, my research focuses on balanced, integrated and generous (BIG!) fusions of the main design paradigms (Applied Arts, Engineering, User-Centred). Examples of such fusions include leveraging crafted forms within user research, focusing evaluation practices on achieved worth, combining engineering specification with humane design purposes, and blending tacit creative and explicit systematic design work. I have developed the Working to Choose (W2C) framework to provide an overarching structure for co-ordinating research on re-usable resources in design practice.

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Publication period start
1985
Publication period end
2014
Number of co-authors
71

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Publications

Woolrych, Alan, Hornb�k, Kasper, Fr�kj�r, Erik, Cockton, Gilbert (2011): Ingredients and Meals Rather Than Recipes: a Proposal for Research That Does Not Treat Usa. In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 27 (10) pp. 940-970. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10447318.2011.555314#.UmQIKXAwfa8

Woolrych, Alan, Hornbaek, Kasper, Froekjaer, Erik, Cockton, Gilbert (2011): Ingredients and Meals Rather Than Recipes: a Proposal for Research That Does Not Treat Usa. In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 99999 (1) pp. 1-1.

EL-Qirem, Fuad Ali, Cockton, Gilbert (2011): Computer Usage and User Experience in Jordan: Development and Application of the Diamond M. In: Human Computer Interaction International HCII2011 July 9-14, 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Cockton, Gilbert, Bardzell, Shaowen, Blythe, Mark, Bardzell, Jeffrey (2010): Can we all stand under our umbrella: the arts and design research in HCI. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 3163-3166. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1753944

Cockton, Gilbert (2010): Design situations and methodological innovation in interaction design. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 2745-2754. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1753859

Cockton, Gilbert, Kujala, Sari, Nurkka, Piia, Holttä, Taneli (2009): Supporting Worth Mapping with Sentence Completion. In: Gross, Tom, Gulliksen, Jan, Kotze, Paula, Oestreicher, Lars, Palanque, Philippe A., Prates, Raquel Oliveira, Winckler, Marco (eds.) Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2009, 12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, August 24-28, 2009, Proceedings, Part II , 2009, . pp. 566-581. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03658-3_61

Cockton, Gilbert, Kirk, Dave, Sellen, Abigail, Banks, Richard (2009): Evolving and augmenting worth mapping for family archives. In: Proceedings of the HCI09 Conference on People and Computers XXIII , 2009, . pp. 329-338. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1671011.1671053

Cockton, Gilbert (2009): Getting there: six meta-principles and interaction design. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 2223-2232. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1519041

Gnanayutham, Paul, Cockton, Gilbert (2009): Adaptive personalisation for researcher-independent brain body interface usage. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 3003-3018. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520428

Cockton, Gilbert (2008): Designing worth -- connecting preferred means to desired ends. In Interactions, 15 (4) pp. 54-57. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1374489.1374502

Cockton, Gilbert (2008): Revisiting usability\'s three key principles. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 2473-2484. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358704

Cockton, Gilbert (2008): Sketch worth, catch dreams, be fruity. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 2579-2582. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358716

Gilmore, David J., Cockton, Gilbert, Churchill, Elizabeth F., Kujala, Sari, Henderson, Austin, Hammontree, Monty (2008): Values, value and worth: their relationship to HCI?. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 3933-3936. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358960

Cockton, Gilbert (2008): Working spheres or engagements: Implications for designing?. In Interacting with Computers, 20 (2) pp. 279-286. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2007.07.001

Monahan, Kelly, Lahteenmaki, Mia, Mcdonald, Sharon, Cockton, Gilbert (2008): An Investigation into the use of Field Methods in the Design and Evaluation of Interactive. In: Proceedings of the HCI08 Conference on People and Computers XXII , 2008, . pp. 99-108. http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.21354

Qirem, Fouad, Cockton, Gilbert, Loufti, Mohamed (2007): Cultural Differences in Severity and Impact of User Frustration. In: Evers, Vanessa, Sturm, Christian, Rocha, Mario Alberto Moreno, Martínez, Edgar Cambranes, Mandl, Thomas (eds.) Designing for Global Markets 8 - IWIPS 2007 - Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems 28-30 June, 2007, Merida, Mexico. pp. 9-18.

Cockton, Gilbert (2006): Designing worth is worth designing. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2006, . pp. 165-174. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1182475.1182493

Mcdonald, Sharon, Monahan, Kelly, Cockton, Gilbert (2006): Modified contextual design as a field evaluation method. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2006, . pp. 437-440. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1182475.1182531

Cockton, Gilbert (2006): Focus, Fit, and Fervor: Future Factors Beyond Play With the Interplay. In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 21 (2) pp. 239-250. http://www.leaonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327590ijhc2102_7

Jones, Susan J., Cockton, Gilbert (2005): Adding Culture to Context: Extending the Boundaries in Multimedia Design for Senior Manage. In: ICALT 2005 - Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 05-08 July, 2005, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. pp. 119-121. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICALT.2005.42

Gnanayutham, Paul, Bloor, Chris, Cockton, Gilbert (2005): Discrete acceleration and personalised tiling as brain?body interface paradigms for neuror. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 261-270. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1054972.1055009

Cockton, Gilbert (2005): A development framework for value-centred design. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1292-1295. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056899

Cockton, Gilbert (2004): Value-centred HCI. In: Proceedings of the Third Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction October 23-27, 2004, Tampere, Finland. pp. 149-160. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1028014.1028038

Jones, Susan, Cockton, Gilbert (2004): Tightly Coupling Multimedia with Context: Strategies for Exploiting Multi Modal Learning i. In: Looi, Chee-Kit, Sutinen, Erkki, Sampson, Demetrios G., Aedo, Ignacio, Uden, Lorna, Kähkonen, Esko (eds.) ICALT 2004 - Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 30 August - 1 September, 2004, Joensuu, Finland.

Gnanayutham, Paul, Bloor, Chris, Cockton, Gilbert (2004): Soft Keyboard for the Disabled. In: Klaus, Joachim, Miesenberger, Klaus, Zagler, Wolfgang L., Burger, Dominique (eds.) ICCHP 2004 - Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 9th International Conference July 7-9, 2004, Paris, France. pp. 999-1002. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/3118/31180999.htm

Cockton, Gilbert, Woolrych, Alan, Hindmarch, Mark (2004): Reconditioned merchandise: extended structured report formats in usability inspection. In: Dykstra-Erickson, Elizabeth, Tscheligi, Manfred (eds.) Extended abstracts of the 2004 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2004, Vienna, Austria, April 24 - 29, 2004 , 2004, . pp. 1433-1436. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/985921.986083

Cockton, Gilbert (2004): Doing to Be: Multiple Routes to Affective Interaction. In Interacting with Computers, 16 (4) pp. 683-691. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2004.06.011

Cockton, Gilbert, Woolrych, A., Hall, L., Hindmarch, M. (2003): Changing Analysts\' Tunes: The Surprising Impact of a New Instrument for Usability Inspect. In: Proceedings of the HCI03 Conference on People and Computers XVII , 2003, . pp. 145-162.

McEwan, Tom, Macdonald, Nico, Cockton, Gilbert (2003): The British Human-Computer Interaction Group. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT03: Human-Computer Interaction , 2003, Zurich, Switzerland. pp. 1087.

Gnanayutham, P., Bloor, Chris, Cockton, Gilbert (2003): Artificial Intelligence to Enhance a Brain Computer Interface. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 1397-1401.

Doherty, Eamon, Cockton, Gilbert, Bloor, Chris, Rizzo, Joann, Blondina, Bruce, Davis, Bruce (2002): Yes/No or Maybe -- further evaluation of an interface for brain-injured individuals. In Interacting with Computers, 14 (4) pp. 341-358.

Cockton, Gilbert (2002): From doing to being: bringing emotion into interaction. In Interacting with Computers, 14 (2) pp. 89-92.

Cockton, Gilbert, Woolrych, Alan (2002): Sale must end: should discount methods be cleared off HCI's shelves?. In Interactions, 9 (5) pp. 13-18.

Cockton, Gilbert, Woolrych, A. (2001): Understanding Inspection Methods: Lessons from an Assessment of Heuristic Evaluation. In: Proceedings of the HCI01 Conference on People and Computers XV , 2001, . pp. 171-192.

Doherty, Eamon, Cockton, Gilbert, Bloor, Chris, Benigno, Dennis (2001): Improving the Performance of the Cyberlink Mental Interface with "Yes / No Program. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel, Jacob, Robert J. K. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2001 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 31 - April 5, 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA. pp. 69-76. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/365024/p69-doherty/p69-doherty.pdf

Doherty, Eamon, Cockton, Gilbert, Bloor, Chris, Benigno, Dennis (2000): Mixing Oil and Water: Transcending Method Boundaries in Assistive Technology for Traumatic. In: Proceedings of the 2000 ACM Conference on Universal Usability , 2000, . pp. 110-117. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/355460/p110-doherty/p110-doherty.pdf

Cockton, Gilbert, Lavery, Darryn (1999): A Framework for Usability Problem Extraction. In: Angela.Sasse, M., Johnson, Chris (eds.) Proceedings of Interact 99 , 1999, Edinburgh.

Cockton, Gilbert (1999): Workshop on Technical Feasibility: Initial Lessons from an IFIP WG2.7 Virtual University C. In: Chatty, Stephane, Dewan, Prasun (eds.) Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction, IFIP TC2/TC13 WG2.7/WG13.4 Seventh Working Conference on Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction September 14-18, 1999, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. pp. 339-350.

Lavery, Darryn, Cockton, Gilbert, Atklnson, Malcolm P. (1997): Comparison of Evaluation Methods Using Structured Usability Problem Reports. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 16 (4) pp. 246-266.

Lavery, Darryn, Cockton, Gilbert (1997): Representing Predicted and Actual Usability Problems. In: Proceedings of International Workshop on Representations in Interactive Software Development , 1997, QMW College, London. pp. 97-108.

Cockton, Gilbert (1996): Using the human context in interactive systems development. In: Bass, Leonard J., Unger, Claus (eds.) Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction, Proceedings of the IFIP TC2/WG2.7 Working Conference on Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction August, 1996, Yellowstone Park, USA. pp. 339-347.

Lavery, Darryn, Cockton, Gilbert (1996): Iterative Development of Early Usability Evaluation Methods for Software Visualizations. In: Gray, Wayne D., Boehm-Davis, Deborah A., Spohrer, James C. (eds.) Empirical Studies of Programmers - Sixth Workshop January 5-7, 1996, 1996, Alexandria, Virginia. pp. 275-276.

Cockton, Gilbert, Clarke, Steven, Gray, Philip D. (1995): Theories of Context Influence the System Abstractions Used to Design Interactive Systems. In: Kirby, M. A. R., Dix, Alan J., Finlay, Janet E. (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers X August, 1995, Huddersfield, UK. pp. 387-405.

Sutcliffe, Alistair G., Bass, Len, Cockton, Gilbert, Monk, Andrew, Newman, Ian (1995): Methods, Models and Architectures for Graphical User Interface Design. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 27 (4) pp. 46-49.

Carroll, John M., Veer, Gerrit van der, Hammond, Judith H., Schneider-Hufschmidt, Matthias, Risak, Veith A., Cockton, Gilbert (1994): World-wide CHI: Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom in the Global Zoo. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26 (4) pp. 4-9.

Cockton, Gilbert (1994): International Perspectives: Multinational or International: Menagerie or Melting Pot?. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26 (1) pp. 4-6.

Patterson, John W., Cockton, Gilbert (1992): Composing Hierarchically Structured Images. In Comput. Graph. Forum, 11 (3) pp. 311-320. http://www.eg.org/EG/CGF/Volume11/Issue3/v12i3pp311-320_abstract.html

Cockton, Gilbert (1991): Human Factors and Structured Software Development: The Importance of Software Structure. In: Diaper, Dan, Hammond, Nick (eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers VI August 20-23, 1991, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. pp. 57-72.

Cockton, Gilbert (1990): Lean Cuisine: No Sauces, No Courses!. In Interacting with Computers, 2 (2) pp. 205-216.

Cockton, Gilbert (1990): Has Done Better -- The Efforts of the '80s in HCI. In: Diaper, Dan, Gilmore, David J., Cockton, Gilbert, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 90 - 3rd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 27-31, 1990, Cambridge, UK. pp. xix-xxvi.

Cockton, Gilbert (1988): Generative Transition Networks: A New Communication Control Abstraction. In: Jones, Dylan M., Winder, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers IV August 5-9, 1988, University of Manchester, UK. pp. 509-527.

Cockton, Gilbert (1987): A New Model for Separable Interactive Systems. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 1033-1038.

Cockton, Gilbert (1987): Some Critical Remarks on Abstractions for Adaptable Dialogue Managers. In: Diaper, Dan, Winder, Russel (eds.) Proceedings of the Third Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers III August 7-11, 1987, University of Exeter, UK. pp. 325-343.

Cockton, Gilbert (1987): Some Critical Remarks on Abstractions for Adaptable Dialogue Managers. In: Carroll, John M., Tanner, Peter P. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 87 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 5-9, 1987, Toronto, Canada. pp. 325-343.

Cockton, Gilbert (1986): Where Do We Draw the Line? -- Derivation and Evaluation of User Interface Software Separat. In: Harrison, Michael D., Monk, Andrew (eds.) Proceedings of the Second Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers II August 23-26, 1986, University of York, UK. pp. 417-431.

Cockton, Gilbert (1985): Three Transition Network Dialogue Management Systems. In: Johnson, Peter, Cook, Stephen (eds.) Proceedings of the Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers I August 17-20, 1985, University of East Anglia. pp. 138-147.

Cockton, Gilbert (2014): Usability Evaluation. In: Soegaard, Mads, Dam, Rikke Friis (eds). "The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed." The Interaction Design Foundation .

Cockton, Gilbert, Woolrych, Alan, Hornbaek, Kasper, Froekjaer, Erik (2012): Inspection-based methods. In: Sears, Andrew, Jacko, Julie A. (eds). "The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications, Third Edition" .

Law, Effie Lai-Chong, Hvannberg, Ebba Thora, Cockton, Gilbert (2008): Maturing Usability, Springer,

Law, Effie Lai-Chong, Scapin, Dominique, Cockton, Gilbert, Springett, Mark, Stary, C., Winckler, Marco (2009): Maturation of Usability Evaluation Methods: Retrospect and Prospect: Final Reports of COST294-MAUSE Working Groups,

Cockton, Gilbert, Woolrych, Alan (2009): A. Comparing UEMs: Strategies and Implementation, Final Report of COST 294 Working Group 2. In: "Maturation of Usability Evaluation Methods: Retrospect and Prospect: Final Reports of COST294-MAUSE Working Groups" .

Law, Effie Lai-Chong, Hvanberg, Ebba, Cockton, Gilbert, Palanque, Philippe A., Scapin, Dominique L., Springett, Mark, Stary, Christian, Vanderdonckt, Jean M. (2005): Towards the maturation of IT usability evaluation (MAUSE). In: "Human-computer interaction: INTERACT 2005: IFIP TC13 international conference: proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. (3585)" .

(1996): Design Principles for Interactive Software, Gram, Christian, Cockton, Gilbert (eds.), Chapman and Hall,

Cockton, Gilbert (2008): Load while Aiming; Hit? (invited keynote). In: "Usability Professionals 2008 Conference" .

Cockton, Gilbert (2007): Some Experience! Some Evolution. In: "HCI Remixed: Reflections on Works That Have Influenced the HCI Community" The MIT Press .

Cockton, Gilbert, Korhonen, Panu (eds.) Extended abstracts of the 2003 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI 2003 April 5-10, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

Cockton, Gilbert, Draper, Steven, Weir, George R. S. (eds.) Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers IX August 23-26, 1994, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Law, Effie Lai-Chong, Hvannberg, Ebba Thora, Cockton, Gilbert (2007): Maturing Usability: Quality in Software, Interaction and Value, Springer,

Cockton, Gilbert, Lavery, Darryn, Woolrych, Alan (2003): Inspection-based evaluations. In: "The human-computer interaction handbook: fundamentals, evolving technologies and emerging applications" .

Cockton, Gilbert, Lavery, Darryn, Woolrych, Alan (2007): Inspection-Based Evaluations. In: "The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications (2nd Edition)" .

Cockton, Gilbert, Korhonen, Panu (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2003 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 5-10, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

Diaper, Dan, Gilmore, David J., Cockton, Gilbert, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 90 - 3rd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 27-31, 1990, Cambridge, UK.