Articles by Gilbert Cockton

Dr. Cockton is a part-time Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Sunderland. He retired as Professor of Design Theory at Northumbria University in 2019 but still supervises PhD students in the School of Design. His research focuses on bringing creative practice fully and appropriately into software design.

Invited Essay: Usability Diverges, Media Converges, Design Remerges

I gave my fourth World Usability Day (WUD) talk a few months ago in Estonia (the talk may have been at WUD 2019’s largest event). The WUD 2019 theme was “Design for the Future We Want.” That would have worked well for a design conference, which could also have focused on communicating “the value of […] [Read More]

A Critical, Creative UX Community: CLUF

Research and practice in human-computer interaction (HCI) are now in their fourth decade. After a first decade focused on modeling and guidance, professional practices associated with HCI have focused first on user-centered design (UCD), next on user experience (UX, which includes usability), and now on interaction design (IxD), with a range of practices (e.g., creative, […] [Read More]