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.Unpublished keynotes
4.3.Invited conference presentations
4.4.Invited lectures, webinars and seminars
4.5.Research workshops (refereed, published & unpublished)

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

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

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

P. Cairns, H. Thimbleby & *S. Wali, “Evaluating a Novel Calculator Interface”, Proceedings British Computer Society HCI Conference, A. Dearden & 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 più grande opportunità 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 & 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. Unpublished keynotes

H. Thimbleby, “Highly Interactive Mathematical User Interfaces”, Mathematical User-Interfaces Workshop, Fifth Mathematical Knowledge Management Conference, Keynote (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “Weapons of Maths Construction”, BT Science and Technology Seminar (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “Weapons of Maths Construction”, Computing Science New Year Lecture, Glasgow University (2005).

4.3. Invited conference presentations

H. Thimbleby, “Powerful interactive calculators”, TECHFEST, Mumbai (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Building the Future with Weapons of Maths Construction”, Glasgow University Lecture, Glasgow (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “Schools Lecture”, Glasgow University Lecture, Glasgow (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “Alterando il destino dell‘umanità”, Due Mondi Spoleto Festival, Italy (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “From Logs to Calculators”, 1000 Years of British Mathematics, Royal Institution (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Calculators: Controversy & Deception”, Edinburgh International Science Festival (1995).

4.4. Invited lectures, webinars and seminars

H. Thimbleby, “At Least You Can Trust Your Calculator — Or Can You?”, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “A New Sort of Calculator”, University of California at Berkeley (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “A New Sort of Calculator”, MIT (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “A New Sort of Calculator”, Tufts University, Boston, USA (2007).

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

H. Thimbleby, “Science Café”, Welsh National Eisteddfod (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “Calculators”, Welsh National Eisteddfod (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “Schools Lecture”, Glasgow University (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “Hands-on calculators”, National Waterfront Museum, Wales (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “New approaches to interaction: the case of the calculator”, with W. Thimbleby, Cardiff University (2005).

H. Thimbleby & W. Thimbleby, “New Calculators”, London Knowledge Laboratory (2005).

H. Thimbleby & W. Thimbleby, “New Calculators”, Oxford University (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “Building the Future with Weapons of Maths Construction”, Glasgow University Lecture (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “Building the Future with Weapons of Maths Construction”, Open University (2004).

H. Thimbleby, “Fixing Calculators”, Newcastle University (2004).

H. Thimbleby, “Safer Calculators”, UCL Lunch Time Lecture (2003).

H. Thimbleby, “Maths in Action”, Royal Institution, London (2003).

H. Thimbleby, “Revolting calculators”, Invariant Society, Oxford University (2002).

H. Thimbleby, “Calculators and the Imagination”, IEE Science, Education and Technology Division Lecture (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Calculators”, Canon Research Europe (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “A New Calculator And Why It Is Necessary”, MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “A New Calculator And Why It Is Necessary”, University of York (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “New Calculators”, Sharp Research Laboratories (1994).

4.5. Research workshops (refereed, published & unpublished)

H. Thimbleby, “Mud and Maths”, Royal Institution, London (2004).


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