Andrew Cockburn is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and currently head of the HCI and Multi-Media research group.
He has worked there since completing his PhD on Computing Science in 1993 at he University of Stirling in Scotland. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) from the University of York, England. He is a member of the ACM too.
His research interests cover a broad range of empirical human-computer interaction (HCI) areas, particularly interfaces for information navigation. Visualizing techniques he evaluated were Cone Trees together with McKenzie, Bruce.
He is an avid rock-climber and windsurfer too.
- He currently employs with navigation in the WWW,
- argues with the pro and cons of 3-dimensional user interfaces as well as
- multimodal feedback for the acquisition of small targets to improve them.
After graduation of his studies he concerned intensively with HCI.
He analysed the behavior of web users – he did an empirical characterisation and analysis of user actions at the web browser. Furthermore he did some studys concerning the web browser's Back-Button, web page improving as well as experiments aimed at determining whether three-dimensional user interfaces better support spatial memory than their more traditional two-dimensional
counterparts. Most of his studys and all of the projects above-mentioned were in joint with Bruce McKenzie.
A list of publications of Andrew Cockburn can be found here:
- Papers in Journals and Collections by Andy Cockburn
- List of Publications at the DBLP Bibliography Server