Martin Colbert

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This paper presents a diary study of rendezvousing as performed by university students. The study suggests that endezvousing frequently does not occur exactly as planned, but this is not necessarily problematic. It also reveals that 'problem' rendezvous were attributed more frequently to modes of travel, over-running of previous activities and lack of(More)
This paper reports an initial analysis of a diary study of rendezvousing as performed by university students. The study's tentative findings are: (i) usability ratings for communication services are a little worse during a rendezvous (when at least one person is en route) than before (when none have yet departed); (ii) problems rendezvousing caused more(More)
This paper reports a diary study of rendezvousing as performed by university students. The study compares students' experience of communication before and during rendezvous. During rendezvous, students rated several aspects of the experience of communication lower than before rendezvous. This impairment of experience is attributed to the cumulative effects(More)
This paper reports a field evaluation of the mobile phone as a 'package' of device and services. The evaluation compares 44 university students' usage and user experience of communication before and during rendezvous. During a rendezvous, students rated many aspects of the experience of phone use less favourably than before a rendezvous. This impairment of(More)
Process models of information seeking are widely held in the Human-Computer Interaction research community. This paper reports a project which applied such models to the design of an intranet resource for the re-use of multi-media training material in the motor industry. The models were found to help identify inherent limitations of an initial prototype,(More)
This paper models the suitability of homeward commutes as a context for talking on a mobile telephone and text messaging. Analysis of these models identifies when and where large changes in suitability frequently arise. To bring commuters the greatest benefits, these are the changes upon which future applications of context-sensitivity and awareness need to(More)