I completed my education at Ergonomics Unit, University College London, in 1986, and then spent the first decade of my career there, working as a contract research associate. My research projects covered all aspects of Human Computer Interaction - from development methods for expert systems and Windows 3 desk-top videophones to interactive television and design patterns for naval command and control. We won funding from sponsors throughout UK and Europe.
I joined the full-time academic staff at Kingston University in 1998, establishing the usability lab (2006) and user-centered masters courses in collaboration with FASS (2007) and FADA (2010). My research interests include diary studies of mobile user behaviour, particularly rendezvousing, and traffic studies of on-line advertising. I now study visualisation.
I have conducted commercial work throughout my career, including for Oracle, Department of Work and Pensions, and local businesses such as Worldwide Aviation (AVBuyer.com), Infoshare (data quality).
My research interests include diary studies of mobile user behaviour, particularly rendezvousing, and traffic studies of on-line advertising. I now study visualisation.
Colbert, Martin and Livingstone, David (2006) Important context changes for talking and text messaging during homeward commutes. Behaviour & Information Technology, 25(5), pp. 433-441. ISSN (print) 0144-929X
Colbert, Martin (2005) Age differences rendezvousing: reminders for side-stepping. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 9(6), pp. 404-412. ISSN (print) 1617-4909
Colbert, Martin (2005) Usage and user experience of communication before and during rendezvous. Behaviour & Information Technology, 24(6), pp. 449-469. ISSN (print) 0144-929X
Colbert, Martin (2005) User experience of communication before and during rendezvous: interim results. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 9(3), pp. 134-141. ISSN (print) 1617-4909
Colbert, Martin (1997) Style guides and their application: the case of Microsoft 'Windows' and a remote tutoring environment. Behaviour & Information Technology, 16(1), pp. 25-42. ISSN (print) 0144-929X
Colbert, Martin and Long, John (1996) Towards the development of classes of interaction: initial illustration with reference to off-load planning. Behaviour & Information Technology, 15(3), pp. 149-182. ISSN (print) 0144-929X
Colbert, Martin, Voglimacci, Catherine and Finkelstein, Anthony (1995) Live, audio-visual communication systems for distance learning: experience, heuristics, and ISDN. Behaviour & Information Technology, 14(5), pp. 267-288. ISSN (print) 0144-929X
Burns, Mathew and Colbert, Martin (2013) Web analytics: the new purpose towards predictive games. In: Reidsma, Dennis , Katayose, Haruhiro and Nijholt, Anton, (eds.) Advances in computer entertainment. Springer. pp. 1-13. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 8253) ISSN (print) 0302-9743 ISBN 9783319031606
Colbert, Martin (2008) Problems Rendezvousing: A diary study. In: Lumsden, Joanna, (ed.) Handbook of Research on User Interface Design and Evaluation for Moblie Technology. New York, USA : Information Science Reference. pp. 35-54. ISBN 9781599048710
Colbert, Martin (2004) Age Differences in Rendezvousing:18-30s vs. 31-45s. In: Masoodian, Masood , Jones, Steve and Rogers, Bill, (eds.) Computer Human Interaction: Proceedings of the 6th Asia Pacific Conference. Springer. pp. 91-100. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 3101) ISBN 9783540223122
Colbert, Martin (2002) A diary study of rendezvousing: Group size, time pressure and connectivity. In: Paterno, Fabio, (ed.) Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices. Springer-Verlag. pp. 471-483. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 2411) ISBN 9783540441892
Colbert, M., Oliver, A. and Oikonomou, E. (2014) The Effect of Credibility of Host Site Upon Click Rate Through Sponsored Content. In: 9th International Conference on Persuasive Technology; 21-23 May 2014, Padua, Italy. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 8642) ISSN (print) 0302-9743 ISBN 9783319071268
Edwards, Nalini and Colbert, Martin (2012) Modelling contexts for information interaction as 360° user journeys: an initial illustration with reference to pregnant women quitting smoking. In: Fourth Information Interaction in Context Symposium; 21-24 Aug 2012, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Colbert, Martin and Oliver, Adam (2012) Studying information interaction in context: Some lessons for traffic experiment methodology. In: 4th Information Interaction in Context symposium; 21-24 Aug 2012, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Colbert, Martin and Boodoo, Angela (2011) Does "Letting Go of the Words" increase engagement? A traffic study. In: ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems; 7 - 12 May 2011, Vancouver, Canada.
Wigmore, Angela, Pfluegel, Eckhard, Hunter, Gordon, Denholm-Price, James, Colbert, Martin and Attanayake, Dilaksha (2010) Evaluating and improving the TalkMaths speech interface for dictating and editing mathematical text. In: 5th European Workshop on Mathematical and Scientific E-Contents; 9 Sept - 11 Sept 2010, Salamanca, Spain.
Wigmore, Angela, Pfluegel, Eckhard, Hunter, Gordon, Denholm-Price, James and Colbert, Martin (2010) TalkMaths better ! evaluating and improving an intelligent interface for creating and editing mathematical text. In: 2010 Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Environments; 19-21 Jul 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (2010 Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE)) ISBN 9781424478361
Alsop, G., Annesley, J., Cai, Z., Campos, A., Colbert, M., Livingstone, D., Smith, G. and Orwell, J. (2008) Issues Raised Developing AQuRate. In: Research into E-Assessment; 8 July - 9 July 2008, Loughborough, U.K.. (International Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference, no. 12)
Colbert, Martin, Lewis, Makayla, Chattratichart, Jarinee and Edwards, Nalini (2008) Persuading users to perform follow-on tasks - An initial case study. In: 15th European conference on Cognitive ergonomics: the ergonomics of cool interaction; 16 Sept - 19 Sept 2008, Funchal, Portugal. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, no. 369) ISBN 9781605583990
Colbert, Martin (2004) Age Differences in Rendezvousing: 18-30s Vs. 31-45s. In: 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction; 29 June - 2 July 2004, Rotorua, New Zealand.
Colbert, Martin (2002) A diary study of rendezvousing: Group size, time pressure and connectivity. In: 4th International Symposium on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices; 18 Sept 2002 - 20 Sept 2002, Pisa, Italy.
Lenaghan, A., Schiefer, A., Malyan, R. and Colbert, M. (2001) Position aware group information services. In: International Conference on Trends in Communications; 04 Jul - 07 Jul 2001, Bratislava, Slovakia. ISBN 0780364902
Colbert, Martin (2001) A diary study of rendezvousing: Implications for position-aware communications for mobile groups. In: IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 01); 9 July - 13 July 2001, Tokyo, Japan. ISBN 1586031880
Colbert, Martin (2001) A diary study of rendezvousing: implications for position-aware computing and communications for the general public. In: International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work; 30 Sept - 03 Oct 2001, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.. ISBN 1581132948
Colbert, Martin (1999) The application of structured user interface development methods to data intensive systems: some common characteristics. In: IEEE Conference: User Interfaces to Data Intensive Systems (UIDIS '99); 5-6 Sep 1999, Edinburgh. (User Interfaces to Data Intensive Systems Proceedings) ISSN (online) 1530-1893 ISBN 0769502628
Colbert, Martin, Peltason, Christof, Fricke, Rolf and Sanderson, M. (1997) The application of process models of information seeking during conceptual design: the case of an intranet resource for the re-use of multimedia training material in the motor industry. In: Designing Interactive Systems: processes, practices, methods and techniques (DIS 97); 18-20 Aug 1997, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 0897918630