Harold Thimbleby — “Calculators” only

1.Calculators — Publications: refereed
1.1.Journal papers: refereed
1.2.Exhibitions: refereed
1.3.Conference papers: refereed
2.Calculators — Invited publications: not refereed
2.1.Articles in other journals
3.Calculators — Other publications
3.1.Correspondence and other communications
4.Calculators — Presentations, exhibitions, debates, workshops
4.1.Gresham College lectures and videos
4.2.Invited lectures, webinars and seminars

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1. Calculators — Publications: refereed

1.1. Journal papers: refereed

H. Thimbleby, “Calculators are Needlessly Bad”, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 1031–1069 (2000). URL PDF DOI: 10.1006/ijhc.1999.0341

H. Thimbleby, “Calculators True and False”, Engineering Science and Education Journal, vol. 6, no. 5, p. 214 (1997). URL DOI: 10.1049/esej:19970509

H. Thimbleby, “A True Calculator”, Engineering Science and Education Journal, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 128–136 (1997). URL PDF DOI: 10.1049/esej:19970310

H. Thimbleby, “A New Calculator and Why it is Necessary”, Computer Journal, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 418–433 (1995). URL PDF DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/38.6.418

1.2. Exhibitions: refereed

H. Thimbleby and W. Thimbleby, “Weapons of Maths Construction”, Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, TECHFEST, Mumbai (2008). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby and W. Thimbleby, “Weapons of Maths Construction”, Welsh National Eisteddfod 2005, Swansea (2006).

H. Thimbleby and W. Thimbleby, “Weapons of Maths Construction”, Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition Guide, pp. 6–7, London (2005). URL

1.3. Conference papers: refereed

H. Thimbleby and W. Thimbleby, “Mathematical Mathematical User Interfaces”, Proceedings Engineering Interactive Computer Systems — EICS2007/DSVIS 2007, J. Gulliksen (editor), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4940, pp. 519–535, Springer Verlag, Salamanca, Spain (2008). URL PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-92698-6_31

H. Thimbleby and *W. Thimbleby, “A Novel Gesture-Based Calculator and Its Design Principles”, Proceedings 19th. British Computer Society HCI Conference, O. Bertelsen, N. Bryan-Kinns and L. MacKinnon (editors), vol. 2, pp. 27–32, British Computer Society, Edinburgh, Scotland (2005). URL PDF

P. Cairns, H. Thimbleby and *S. Wali, “Evaluating a Novel Calculator Interface”, Proceedings British Computer Society HCI Conference, A. Dearden and L. Watts (editors), vol. 2, pp. 9–12, Research Press International (2004). PDF

2. Calculators — Invited publications: not refereed

2.1. Articles in other journals

H. Thimbleby, “La piu grande opportunita del mondo”, Spoletosceinza, vol. XVII, no. 30, pp. 5–6 (2005). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Why are the numbers on a calculator/computer arranged differently from those on a telephone?”, Focus, p. 60 (January 1996).

H. Thimbleby, “Cover picture”, Mathematica Journal, vol. 3, no. 2 (1993). URL

H. Thimbleby and W. Thimbleby, “Managing a Multiplication Problem”, Program Now, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 71–73 (January 1993).

3. Calculators — Other publications

3.1. Correspondence and other communications

H. Thimbleby, “It simply adds up”, The Independent (October 2, 2002).

4. Calculators — Presentations, exhibitions, debates, workshops

4.1. Gresham College lectures and videos

H. Thimbleby, “1,000 Years of Calculators”, Gresham College (21 November, 2002). Video

H. Thimbleby, “From Henry Briggs to Modern Calculators”, Gresham College (29 November, 2001). Video PDF

4.2. Invited lectures, webinars and seminars

H. Thimbleby, “The Cargo Cult of Calculators (And a Cure)”, St. Andrews University (2006).


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