Harold Thimbleby
“HCI” only

1.HCI — Publications: refereed
1.1.Journal papers: refereed
1.2.Exhibitions: refereed
1.3.Contributions to edited volumes: refereed
1.4.Conference papers: refereed
1.5.Conference posters: refereed
2.HCI — Invited publications: not refereed
2.1.Forewords and keynotes
2.2.Special issues
2.3.Contributions to edited volumes
2.4.Editorials, articles and reviews in journals
2.5.Articles in other journals
2.6.Reviews in other journals
3.HCI — Other publications
3.1.Books
3.2.Theses
3.3.Edited books and proceedings
3.4.Patents
3.5.Correspondence and other communications
4.HCI — 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Unpublished keynotes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.Unrefereed exhibitions
4.6.Research workshops (refereed, published & unpublished)

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1. HCI — Publications: refereed

1.1. Journal papers: refereed

H. Thimbleby, “Implementation bias in HCI — and escaping it”, Journal of Interaction Science, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017). DOI: 10.24982/jois.1717017.004

P. Cairns & H. Thimbleby, “Interactive numerals”, Royal Society Open Science, vol. 4, no. 160903 (2017). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160903

=P. Eslambolchilar, =G. Niezen & =H. Thimbleby, “Open-source Hardware for Medical Devices”, British Medical Journal Innovations, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 78–83 (2016). DOI: 10.1136/bmjinnov-2015-000080

=P. Cairns, =G. Niezen, =P. Oladimeji, =H. Thimbleby, =H. Tu & =S. Wiseman, “Employing Number-based Graphical Representations to Enhance the Effects of Visual Check on Entry Error”, Interacting with Computers, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 194–207 (2016). DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iwv020

H. Thimbleby, “Human Factors and missed solutions to Enigma design weaknesses”, Cryptologia, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 177–202 (2016). DOI: 10.1080/01611194.2015.1028680

P. Cairns, P. Oladimeji & H. Thimbleby, “Unreliable numbers: Error and harm induced by bad design can be reduced by better design”, Journal Royal Society Interface, vol. 12, no. 110, p. 20150685 (2015). DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0685

=J. Hoogewerf, =P. Rastall, =H. Thimbleby, =J. Williams, =D. Wooldridge & =J. C. Wyatt, “What makes a good clinical app? Introducing the RCP Health Informatics Unit Checklist”, Clinical Medicine, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 519–521 (2015). DOI: 10.7861/clinmedicine.15-6-519

H. Thimbleby, “Safer User Interfaces: A Case Study in Improving Number Entry”, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 711–729 (2015). DOI: 10.1109/TSE.2014.2383396

A. Lewis, H. Thimbleby & J. Williams, “Making Healthcare Safer by Understanding, Designing and Buying Better IT”, Clinical Medicine, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 258–262 (2015). DOI: 10.7861/clinmedicine.15-3-258

=A. Cauchi, =P. Curzon, =A. Gimblett, =Y. Li, =P. Masci, =P. Oladimeji, =R. Rukšėnas & =H. Thimbleby, “The Benefits of Formalising Design Guidelines: A Case Study on the Predictability of Drug Infusion Pumps”, Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 73–93 (2015). PDF DOI: 10.1007/s11334-013-0200-4

H. Thimbleby, “Targeting The Fitts Law”, ACM Interactions, vol. XX, no. 1, pp. 12–13 (2013). URL PDF DOI: 10.1145/2405716.2405720

=E. V. Bernstam, =J. R. Herskovic, =T. R. Johnson, =E. Markowitza & =H. Thimbleby, “SYFSA: A Framework for Systematic Yet Flexible Systems Analysis”, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 665–675 (2013). URL DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2013.05.003

H. Thimbleby, “Action Graphs and User Performance Analysis”, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 276–302 (2013). URL PDF DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2012.10.014

H. Thimbleby, “Think! Interactive Systems Need Safety Locks”, Journal of Computing and Information Technology, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 349–360 (2010). PDF DOI: 10.2498/cit.1001921

P. Cairns & H. Thimbleby, “Reducing Number Entry Errors: Solving a Widespread, Serious Problem”, Journal Royal Society Interface, vol. 7, no. 51, pp. 1429–1439 (2010). URL PDF DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2010.0112

H. Thimbleby, “Avoiding Latent Design Conditions Using UI Discovery Tools”, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 1–12 (2010). PDF DOI: 10.1080/10447310903498692

P. Cairns & H. Thimbleby, “Affordance and Symmetry in User Interfaces”, Computer Journal, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 650–661 (2008). PDF DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxm102

H. Thimbleby, “Ignorance of Interaction Programming is Killing People”, ACM Interactions, pp. 52–57 (September+October, 2008). URL PDF DOI: 10.1145/1390085.1390098

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design with Matrix Algebra”, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 181–236 (2004). URL PDF DOI: 10.1145/1005361.1005364

P. Gillary, M. Jones, *G. Marsden & H. Thimbleby, “Data Structures in the Design of Interfaces”, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 132–140 (2002). PDF DOI: 10.1007/s007790200012

H. Thimbleby, “Healthy HCI?”, ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, p. 8 (November/December, 2002). PDF DOI: 10.1145/571740.571752

M. Jones & H. Thimbleby, “Obituary for a Fax”, Personal Technologies, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 151–152 (2002). PDF DOI: 10.1007/s007790200014

P. Cairns, M. Jones & H. Thimbleby, “Usability Analysis with Markov Models”, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 99–132 (2001). URL PDF DOI: 10.1145/376929.376941

H. Thimbleby, “Permissive User Interfaces”, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 333–350 (2001). PDF DOI: 10.1006/ijhc.2000.0442

*G. Marsden & H. Thimbleby, “Holistic Programming Environments”, South African Computer Journal, vol. 26, pp. 237–241 (2000). PDF

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, “Specification-led Design for Interface Simulation, Collecting Use-data, Interactive Help, Writing Manuals, Analysis, Comparing Alternative Designs, etc”, Personal Technologies, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 241–254 (1999). URL PDF DOI: 10.1007/BF01885563

H. Thimbleby, “Design Aloud: A Designer-Centred Design (DCD) Method”, HCI Letters, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 45–50 (1998). PDF

*Y. L. Theng & H. Thimbleby, “Addressing Design and Usability Issues in Hypertext and on the Web by re-examining the “Lost in Hyperspace” Problem”, Journal of Universal Computer Science, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 839–855 (1998). URL DOI: 10.3217/jucs-004-11-0839

P. B. Ladkin & H. Thimbleby, “From Logic to Manuals Again”, IEE Software Engineering, vol. 144, no. 3, pp. 185–192 (1997). PDF DOI: 10.1049/ip-sen:19971104

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, “Design for a Fax”, Personal Technologies, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 101–117 (1997). PDF DOI: 10.1007/BF02199215

P. B. Ladkin & H. Thimbleby, “From Logic to Manuals”, Software Engineering Journal, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 347–354 (1997). PDF DOI: 10.1049/sej.1996.0045

H. Thimbleby, “Gentler: A Tool for Systematic Web Authoring”, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 139–168 (1997). DOI: 10.1006/ijhc.1997.0131

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

M. A. Addison & H. Thimbleby, “Intelligent Adaptive Assistance and Its Automatic Generation”, Interacting with Computers, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 51–68 (1996). PDF DOI: 10.1016/0953-5438(95)01019-X

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

H. Thimbleby, “Designing Interfaces for Problem Solving, with Application to Hypertext and Creative Writing”, AI & Society, vol. 8, pp. 29–44 (1994). PDF DOI: 10.1007/BF02065176

H. Thimbleby, “View Binding and User Enhanceable Systems”, The Visual Computer: An International Journal of Computer Graphics, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 337–349 (1994). PDF DOI: 10.1007/BF01900828

H. Thimbleby, “Formulating Usability”, ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 59–64 (1994). PDF DOI: 10.1145/198125.198145

H. Thimbleby & W. Thimbleby, “Solutioneering in User Interface Design”, Behaviour and Information Technology, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 190–193 (1993). PDF DOI: 10.1080/01449299308924379

H. Thimbleby, “The Undomesticated Video Recorder”, Australian Videography (April 1992). PDF

H. Thimbleby, Ergonomics Society Annual Lecture, “Can Humans Think? The Ergonomics Society Annual Lecture”, Ergonomics, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 1269–1287 (1991). PDF DOI: 10.1080/00140139108964867

A. J. G. Cockburn & H. Thimbleby, “A Reflexive Perspective of CSCW”, ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 63–68 (1991). DOI: 10.1145/126505.126509

S. O. Anderson, H. Thimbleby & I. H. Witten, “Reflexive CSCW: Supporting Cooperative Long-Term Personal Work”, Interacting with Computers, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 330–336 (1990). PDF DOI: 10.1016/0953-5438(90)90005-3

H. Thimbleby, “You’re Right About the Cure: Don’t Do That”, Interacting with Computers, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 8–25 (1990).

H. Thimbleby, “The Design of a Terminal Independent Package”, Software — Practice & Experience, vol. 17, no. 15, pp. 351–367 (1987). DOI: 10.1002/spe.4380170505

H. Thimbleby, “A Menu Selection Algorithm”, Behaviour and Information Technology, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 89–94 (1987). DOI: 10.1080/01449298708901819

C. Runciman & H. Thimbleby, “Equal Opportunity Interactive Systems”, International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 439–451 (1986). PDF DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7373(86)80070-0

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design and Formal Methods”, Computer Bulletin, Series III, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 13–15 & 18 (September, 1986). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Failure in the Technical User Interface Design Process”, Computers and Graphics, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 187–193 (1985).

H. Thimbleby, “Guidelines for ‘Manipulative’ Editing”, Behaviour and Information Technology, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 127–161 (1983). DOI: 10.1080/01449298308914472

H. Thimbleby, “Designing Word Processors: Principle and Prejudice”, Information Design Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 239–244 (1983). DOI: 10.1075/idj.3.3.08thi

H. Thimbleby, “A Text Editing Interface: Definition and Use”, Computer Languages, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 25–40 (1982).

H. Thimbleby, “Character Level Ambiguity: Consequences for User Interface Design”, International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, vol. 16, pp. 211–225 (1982).

H. Thimbleby, “A Word Boundary Algorithm for Text Processing”, Computer Journal, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 249–255 (1981). PDF DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/24.3.249

H. Thimbleby, “Dialogue Determination”, International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 295–304 (1980). DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7373(80)80044-7

H. Thimbleby, “A Note on Menu Selection”, Computer Bulletin, Series 2, no. 18, p. 20, 21 & 23 (1978).

1.2. Exhibitions: refereed

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

1.3. Contributions to edited volumes: refereed

H. Thimbleby, “A Formal Methods Perspective on Computational Interaction”, Computational Interactivity, X. Bi, O. Hilliges, T. Igarashi & A. Oulasvirta (editors), Report from Dagstuhl Seminar, vol. 17232, pp. 60–61 (2017). DOI: 10.4230/DagRep.7.6.48

P. Cairns & H. Thimbleby, “From Premature Semantics to Mature Interaction Programming”, Computational Interaction, X. Bi, A. Howes, P. O. Kristensson & A. Oulasvirta (editors), pp. 212–246, Oxford University Press (2017).

A. M. Feit, K. Gajos, A. Jacobson & H. Thimbleby, “Challenges and Problems in Computational Interaction”, Computational Interactivity, X. Bi, O. Hilliges, T. Igarashi & A. Oulasvirta (editors), Report from Dagstuhl Seminar, vol. 17232, pp. 62–63 (2017). DOI: 10.4230/DagRep.7.6.48

H. Thimbleby, “Treat People Like Computers? Designing Usable Systems for Special People”, Extraordinary People and Human-Computer Interaction, A. Edwards (editor), pp. 283–295, Cambridge University Press (1995). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Usability, Communication and Security and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)”, Personal Information Management, P. J. Thomas (editor), pp. 31–43, Stanley Thornes (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Literacy and Usability Standards?”, User Needs in Information Technology Standards, C. D. Evans, B. L. Meek & R. S. Walker (editors), pp. 223–230, Butterworth-Heinemann (1993). PDF

H. Thimbleby & I. H. Witten, “User Modelling as Machine Identification: New Design Methods for HCI”, Advances in Human Computer Interaction, H. R. Hartson & D. Hix (editors), vol. IV, pp. 58–86, Ablex (1993). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Heuristics for Cognitive Tools”, Proceedings NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Mindtools and Cognitive Modelling, Cognitive Tools for Learning, D. H. Jonassen, P. A. M. Kommers & J. T. Mayes (editors), NATO ASI Series F, pp. 161–168, Springer Verlag (1992). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-77222-1_12

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design”, Software Engineer’s Reference Handbook, J. A. McDermid (editor), pp. 57/1–57/14, Butterworth-Heinemann (1991). PDF

1.4. Conference papers: refereed

C. Bernardeschi, A. Domenici, G. Mauro & H. Thimbleby, “Extending a user interface prototyping tool with automatic MISRA C code generation”, Proceedings 3rd Workshop on Formal Integrated Development Environment (F-IDE), pp. 53–66, Limassol, Cyprus (2016). DOI: 10.4204/EPTCS.240.4

P. Curzon, P. Mallozzi, P. Masci, P. Oladimeji & H. Thimbleby, “PVSio-web: Mathematically based tool support for the design of interactive and interoperable medical systems”, Proceedings 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, pp. 42–45, Ghent, Belgium: European Alliance for Innovation, London (2015). DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261720

A. Blandford, A. Cox, P. Curzon & H. Thimbleby, “Safer Interactive Medical Device Design: Insights from the CHI+MED Project”, Proceedings 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, Ghent, Belgium: European Alliance for Innovation, London (2015).

P. Curzon, P. Masci & H. Thimbleby, “Early identification of software causes of use-related hazards in medical devices”, Proceedings 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, London (2015).

P. Curzon, P. Masci, P. Oladimeji & H. Thimbleby, “Issues in number entry user interface styles: Recommendations for mitigation”, Proceedings 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, London (2015). DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261763

Y. Li, P. Oladimeji & H. Thimbleby, “Exploring the Effect of Pre-operational Priming Intervention on Number Entry Errors”, Proceedings ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — CHI 2015, pp. 1335–1344, ACM, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2015).

X. Bi, A. Howes, P. O. Kristensson, R. Murray-Smith, A. Oulasvirta, H. Thimbleby, J. Williamson & S. Zhai, “Principles, Techniques and Perspectives on Optimization and HCI”, Proceedings ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — CHI 2015, CHI EA’15, pp. 2441–2444, ACM, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2015). URL DOI: 10.1145/2702613.2702662

A. Aggarwal, G. Niezen & H. Thimbleby, “User Experience Evaluation Through the Brain’s Electrical Activity”, Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational, ACM NordiCHI’14, pp. 491–500, ACM, Helsinki, Finland (2014). URL DOI: 10.1145/2639189.2639236

P. Curzon, P. Masci, P. Oladimeji & H. Thimbleby, “Tool demo: Using PVSio-web to demonstrate software issues in medical user interfaces”, 4th International Symposium on Foundations of Healthcare Information Engineering and Systems (FHIES2014), Washington DC, USA (2014).

A. Cauchi, G. Niezen, P. Oladimeji & H. Thimbleby, “Triangulating Empirical and Analytic Techniques for Improving Number Entry User Interfaces”, EICS204, 6th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, pp. 243–252, ACM, Rome, Italy (2014). URL DOI: 10.1145/2607023.2607025

A. Chamberlain, M. Davies, P. Lee & H. Thimbleby, “Managing Gravity Infusion using a Mobile Application”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, pp. 299–304 (2014).

Y. Li, P. Oladimeji, H. Thimbleby, H. Tu & C. Vincent, “The Effects of Number-related Factors on Entry Performance”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, pp. 246–251 (2014). DOI: 10.14236/ewic/hci2014.31

P. Curzon, E. D’Urso, P. Masci, P. Oladimeji, R. Rukšėnas & H. Thimbleby, “Human-Computer Interaction and the Formal Certification and Assurance of Medical Devices: The CHI+MED Project”, VeriSure: Verification and Assurance, Vienna (2014).

=P. Curzon, =P. Jones, =P. Masci, =H. Thimbleby & =Y. Zhang, “Formal Verification of Medical Device User Interfaces using PVS”, Proceedings 17th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering — FASE, =S. Gnesi & =A. Rensink (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8411, pp. 200–214, Springer-Verlag, Grenoble, France (2014). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54804-8_14

A. L. Cox, *P. Oladimeji & H. Thimbleby, “A Performance Review of Number Entry Interfaces”, Proceedings of IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction — Interact 2013, Designing for Diversity, P. Kotzé, G. Lindgaard, G. Marsden, J. Wesson & M. Winckler (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8117, pp. 365–382, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (2013). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40483-2_26

P. Curzon, *P. Masci, P. Oladimeji & H. Thimbleby, “PVSio-web: A Tool for Rapid Prototyping Device User Interfaces in PVS”, Electronic Communications of the EASST, J. Bowen & S. Reeves (editors), vol. X, pp. 1/8–8/8 (2013). URL PDF

=H. Thimbleby & =D. Williams, “Using Nomograms to Reduce Harm from Clinical Calculations”, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics — ICHI 2013, pp. 461–470, IEEE, Philadelphia, USA (2013). URL PDF DOI: 10.1109/ICHI.2013.62

=Y. Li & =H. Thimbleby, “ViM: Vital Signs in Music”, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics — ICHI 2013, p. 480, IEEE, Philadelphia, USA (2013). DOI: 10.1109/ICHI.2013.68

=A. Gimblett & =H. Thimbleby, “Applying Theorem Discovery to Automatically Find and Check Usability Heuristics”, Proceedings ACM Engineering Interactive Computer Systems — EICS 2013, pp. 101–106, ACM, London (2013). URL PDF DOI: 10.1145/2480296.2480320

=A. Cauchi, =H. Thimbleby, =S. X. Ding, =Z. Dong, =L. Qin, =P. Masci, =J. Di, =K. Y. Li, =A. Lewis, =E. Liu, =S. Sun, =C. Vincent, =J. Wang, =M. Weich-Brady & =S. B. Xing, “MediCHI: Safer Interaction in Medical Devices”, Proceedings ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — CHI 2013, pp. 3267–3270, ACM, Paris, France (2013). DOI: 10.1145/2468356.2479663

H. Thimbleby, Best Paper Award, “Reasons to Question Seven Segment Displays”, Proceedings ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — CHI 2013, pp. 1431–1440, ACM, Paris, France (2013). Video PDF DOI: 10.1145/2470654.2466190

D. Brumby, P. Cairns, A. Cox & H. Thimbleby, “Teaching HCI students to be researchers”, The Contextualised Curriculum: A CHI 2012 workshop, ACM (2012).

A. Cauchi, A. Gimblett & H. Thimbleby, “Simulation to Evaluate Alternative Approaches to Blocking Use Errors”, Proceedings Design of Medical Devices Conference, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Medical Devices, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 017502-1 (2012). PDF DOI: 10.1115/1.4026680

A. Cauchi, P. Curzon, A. Gimblett, P. Masci & H. Thimbleby, “Safer “5-key” Number Entry User Interfaces using Differential Formal Analysis”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, vol. XXVI, pp. 29–38, Oxford University Press, Birmingham, UK (2012). URL PDF

G. Buchanan, *T. Owen & H. Thimbleby, “Understanding User Requirements in Take-Home Diabetes Management”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, vol. XXVI, pp. 268–273, Oxford University Press, Birmingham, UK (2012). PDF

M. Bernstein, E. Chi, W. Mackay, D. Russell, H. Thimbleby & M. L. Wilson, “RepliCHI — CHI Should Be Replicating and Validating Results More: Discuss”, ACM CHI’11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA ’11, pp. 463–466, ACM, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2011). DOI: 10.1145/1979742.1979491

A. Cox, *P. Oladimeji & H. Thimbleby, “Number Entry Interfaces and Their Effects on Error Detection”, Proceedings IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction — Interact 2011, P. Campos, N. Graham, J. Jorge, N. Nunes, P. Palanque & M. Winckler (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6949, pp. 178–185, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (2011). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23768-3_15

A. Gimblett & H. Thimbleby, “Dependable Keyed Data Entry for Interactive Systems”, FMIS 2011, 4th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Interactive Systems, Electronic Communications of the EASST, vol. 45, pp. 1/16–16/16, Limerick, Ireland (2011). URL PDF DOI: 10.1145/1996461.1996497

A. Cauchi, A. Gimblett & H. Thimbleby, “Buffer Automata: A UI Architecture Prioritising HCI Concerns for Interactive Devices”, Proceedings ACM Engineering Interactive Computer Systems — EICS 2011, pp. 73–78, ACM, Pisa, Italy (2011). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Don’t Use 7-segment Displays”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, pp. 3C:1–6, Oxford University Press, Newcastle, England (2011). PDF

A. Gimblett & H. Thimbleby, Best Paper Award, “User Interface Model Discovery: Towards a Generic Approach”, Proceedings ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems — EICS 2010, G. Doherty, M. D. Harrison & J. Nichols (editors), pp. 145–154, ACM, Berlin (2010). PDF DOI: 10.1145/1822018.1822041

P. Oladimeji & H. Thimbleby, “Social Network Analysis and Interactive Device Design”, Proceedings ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems — EICS’09, G. Calvary, T. C. N. Graham & P. Gray (editors), pp. 91–100, ACM, Pittsburgh (2009). PDF DOI: 10.1145/1570433.1570453

H. Thimbleby, “Contributing to Safety and Due Diligence in Safety-critical Interactive Systems Development”, Proceedings ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems — EICS’09, G. Calvary, T. C. N. Graham & P. Gray (editors), pp. 221–230, ACM, Pittsburgh (2009). PDF DOI: 10.1145/1570433.1570474

H. Thimbleby, “Teaching and Learning HCI”, Proceedings HCI International, Part I, Universal Access, HCII 2009, C. Stephanidis (editor), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5614, pp. 625–635, Springer Verlag, San Diego (2009). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02707-9_71

H. Thimbleby, “Interaction Programming: Next Steps”, Proceedings ACM CHI, pp. 3811–3816, ACM (2009). PDF DOI: 10.1145/1520340.1520576

J. Gow & H. Thimbleby, “Applying Graph Theory to Interaction Design”, Proceedings Engineering Interactive Computer Systems — EICS2007/DSVIS 2007, J. Gulliksen (editor), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4940, pp. 501–518, Springer Verlag, Salamanca, Spain (2008). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-92698-6_30

H. Thimbleby, “Using the Fitts Law with State Transition Systems to Find Optimal Task Timings”, Proceedings 2nd International Workshop on Formal Methods for Interactive Systems (FMIS2007), A. Cerone & P. Curzon (editors), pp. 151–162, Lancaster, England (2007).

=P. Cairns, =L. Oshlyansky & =H. Thimbleby, “Validating the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) tool cross-culturally”, Proceedings British Computer Society HCI 2007 Conference, vol. 2, pp. 83–86 (2007). PDF

H. Thimbleby & W. Thimbleby, “Internalist and Externalist HCI”, Proceedings British Computer Society HCI 2007 Conference, vol. 2, pp. 111–114, Lancaster, England (2007). PDF

M. D. Harrison & H. Thimbleby, “Names and References in User Interfaces”, Proceedings British Computer Society HCI 2007 Conference, vol. 2, pp. 107–110, Lancaster, England (2007). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Interaction Walkthrough: Evaluation of Safety Critical Interactive Systems”, Proceedings The XIII International Workshop on Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems — DSVIS 2006, A. Blandford & G. Doherty (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4323, pp. 52–66, Springer Verlag, Dublin, Ireland (2007). PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-69554-7_5

H. Thimbleby, “Validity and Cross-Validity in HCI Publications”, Proceedings The XIII International Workshop on Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems — DSVIS 2006, A. Blandford & G. Doherty (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4323, pp. 11–24, Springer Verlag, Dublin, Ireland (2007). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Applying Bohm’s Ideas in the Age of Intelligent Environments”, Proceedings International Symposium on Intelligent Environments, pp. 27–33, Cambridge, England (2006). PDF

=P. Cairns, =J. Gow & =H. Thimbleby, “Automatic Critiques of Interface Modes”, Proceedings 12th International Workshop on Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems — DSVIS 2005, =S. W. Gilroy & =M. D. Harrison (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3941, pp. 201–212, Springer Verlag, Newcastle, England (2006). PDF DOI: 10.1007/11752707_17

P. Cairns, *L. Oshlyansky & H. Thimbleby, “Breaking Affordance: Culture as Context”, Proceedings of 3rd. Nordic ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — NordiChi 2004, pp. 81–84, Tampere, Finland (October 23-27, 2004). PDF DOI: 10.1145/1028014.1028025

P. Cairns, J. Gow & H. Thimbleby, “Misleading Behaviour in Interactive Systems”, Proceedings British Computer Society HCI Conference, A. Dearden & L. Watts (editors), vol. 2, pp. 33–36, Research Press International (2004). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Algebra in User Interface Design Analysis”, Proceedings British Computer Society HCI Conference, A. Dearden & L. Watts (editors), vol. 2, pp. 121–124, Research Press International (2004). URL PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Supporting Diverse HCI Research”, Proceedings British Computer Society HCI Conference, A. Dearden & L. Watts (editors), vol. 2, pp. 125–128, Research Press International (2004). PDF

J. Gow & H. Thimbleby, “MAUI: An Interface Design Tool Based on Matrix Algebra”, Proceedings of the Fifth ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces IV — CADUI’2004, R. J. K. Jacob, Q. Limbourg & J. Vanderdonckt (editors), pp. 81–94, Kluwer Aacedmic Publishers, Funchal, Maderia (2004). URL PDF

J. Gow & H. Thimbleby, “Computer Algebra in Interface Design Research”, Proceedings 2004 ACM/SIGCHI International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces — IUI’04, N. J. Nunes & C. Rich (editors), pp. 366–367, Funchal, Madeira (2004). URL PDF DOI: 10.1145/964442.964537

J. Gow & H. Thimbleby, “Computer Algebra in Interface Design Research”, Proceedings of the Fifth ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces — CADUI’2004, Funchal, Madeira (2004).

*A. Blandford, N. Bryan-Kinns & H. Thimbleby, “Understanding Interaction Traps”, Proceedings of BCS HCI2–3: Designing for Society, vol. 2, pp. 57–60 (2003). PDF

G. Buchanan, *M. Jones & H. Thimbleby, “Sorting out Searching on Small Screen Devices”, Proceedings 4th. International Symposium, Mobile Human-Computer Interaction HCI 2002, F. Paterno (editor), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 2411, pp. 81–94, Springer Verlag (2002). PDF DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45756-9_8

A. Blandford, P. Cairns, P. Curzon, M. Jones & H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design as Systems Design”, Proceedings People and Computers — Memorable Yet Invisible, F. Détienne, X. Faulkner & J. Finlay (editors), vol. XVI, pp. 281–301, Springer Verlag, London (2002). URL PDF

=H. Thimbleby & =P. Thomas, “The New Usability: The Challenge of Designing for Pervasive Computing”, Proceedings of the ICCC2002, 15th. International Conference on Computer Communication, =S. P. Mudur & =S. V. Raghavan (editors), pp. 382–388 (2002). PDF

G. Buchanan, S. Farrant, *M. Jones, G. Marsden, M. Pazzani & H. Thimbleby, “Improving Mobile Internet Usability”, Proceedings 10th. World Wide Web Conference — WWW10, pp. 673–680, Hong Kong (2001). PDF DOI: 10.1145/371920.372181

D. Bainbridge, G. Buchanan, N. Cassidy, M. Jones, N. Mohd-Nasir, *Y. L. Theng & H. Thimbleby, “Children as Design Partners and Testers for a Children’s Digital Library”, Proceedings 4th. European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2000, T. Baker & J. Borbinha (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 1923, pp. 249–258, Springer Verlag (2000).

A. E. Blandford, N. Bryan-Kinns & H. Thimbleby, “Interaction Modelling for Digital Libraries”, Proceedings Workshop on Evaluation of Information Management Systems, pp. 1–10 (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Analysis and Simulation of User Interfaces”, Human Computer Interaction 2000, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, G. Cockton, S. McDonald & Y. Waern (editors), vol. XIV, pp. 221–237, Newcastle, England (2000). PDF

M. Jones, G. Marsden & H. Thimbleby, “Empowering Users with Usability Certificates”, Human Computer Interaction 2000, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, S. Turner & P. Turner (editors), vol. II, pp. 37–38, Newcastle, England (2000). PDF

P. Gillary, M. Jones, *G. Marsden & H. Thimbleby, “Successful User Interface Design from Efficient Computer Algorithms”, Proceedings ACM CHI (Extended Abstracts), pp. 181–182 (2000). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “On Discerning Users”, How to make User Centred Design Usable, I. Boivie, J. Gulliksen & A. Lantz (editors), TRITA-NA-D0006, CID-72, pp. 63–78, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden (2000). PDF

*E. Davenport, M. Dibben, B. Friedman, S. P. Marsh, H. Rosenbaum & H. Thimbleby, “Non-contractual Trust, Design, and Human Computer Interactions”, Proceedings ACM CHI (Extended Abstracts), pp. 239–240, Amsterdam, Holland (2000).

P. Gillary, M. Jones, G. Marsden & H. Thimbleby, “Using Computing Science Principles in Interface Design”, Proceedings IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction — Interact 1999, S. Brewster, A. Cawsey & G. Cockton (editors), vol. 2, pp. 47–48 (1999).

G. Buchanan, E. Duncker, N. M. Nasir, *Y. L. Theng & H. Thimbleby, “Design Guidelines and User-Centred Digital Libraries”, Proceedings Third European Conference on Digital Libraries ECDL’99: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, S. Abiteboul & A. Vercoustre (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 1696, pp. 167–183, Springer Verlag (1999). PDF

G. Marsden, *Y. L. Theng & H. Thimbleby, “Towards Continuous Usability Evaluation of Web Documents”, Proceedings BCS HCI’98, Conference Companion, J. May, J. Siddiqi & J. Wilkinson (editors), pp. 40–41 (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Specification-led Design”, Proceedings Living Life to the Full with Personal Technologies, no. IEE Seminar 98/268, pp. 4/1–4/9 (1998). DOI: 10.1049/ic:19980384

M. Addison & H. Thimbleby, “Issues for Networked Interpersonal Communications: The Convergence of Technology … With What”, Proceedings Issues for Networked Interpersonal Communicators, IEE Colloquium, no. IEE Digest 1997/139, pp. 6/1–6/4 (1997). PDF DOI: 10.1049/ic:19970771

*C. Rigny & H. Thimbleby, “CUM-DesTool: Applying Executable User Models for Designing Interactive Systems”, Adjunct Proceedings BCS HCI’96, A. Blandford & H. Thimbleby (editors), pp. 145–149 (1996).

*C. Rigny, Y. L. Theng & H. Thimbleby, “Cognitive User Models as Design Aids”, Adjunct Proceedings BCS HCI’96, A. Blandford & H. Thimbleby (editors), pp. 139–144 (1996).

A. Blandford & H. Thimbleby, “The Interaction Design Centre”, Proceedings First Asia Pacific Conference on Human Computer Interaction — APCHI, L. Herman, Y. K. Leung, J. Moyes & L. K. Yong (editors), pp. 421–433, Singapore (1996).

M. Jones, *C. Rigny, Y. L. Theng & H. Thimbleby, “Cognitive Task Graphs and Executable User Models for Better Hypertext”, Proceedings First Asia Pacific Conference on Human Computer Interaction — APCHI, L. Herman, Y. K. Leung, J. Moyes & L. K. Yong (editors), pp. 421–433, Singapore (1996). PDF

M. Jones, *Y. L. Theng & H. Thimbleby, “‘Lost in Hyperspace’: Psychological Problem or Bad Design”, Proceedings First Asia Pacific Conference on Human Computer Interaction — APCHI, L. Herman, Y. K. Leung, J. Moyes & L. K. Yong (editors), pp. 387–396, Singapore (1996). PDF

*C. Rigny, Y. L. Theng & H. Thimbleby, “Cognitive User Models as Design Aids”, Proceedings First Asia Pacific Conference on Human Computer Interaction — APCHI, L. Herman, Y. K. Leung, J. Moyes & L. K. Yong (editors), pp. 387–396, Singapore (1996).

H. Thimbleby, “Creating User Manuals for Use in Collaborative Design”, Proceedings ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — CHI’96, M. Tauber (editor), pp. 279–280, Vancouver, Canada (1996). PDF

M. A. Addison & H. Thimbleby, “Hypermedia Manuals for Interactive Systems”, Proceedings The Authoring and Application of Hypermedia-based User-Interfaces, IEE Colloquium, no. IEE Digest 1995/202, pp. 5/1–5/4 (1995). DOI: 10.1049/ic:19951258

H. Thimbleby, ““Users as Computers”: An Approach to VR Design and Conceptual Evaluation”, Proceedings Conference on Interface to Real and Virtual Worlds, vol. IV, pp. 305–313 (1995).

P. B. Ladkin & H. Thimbleby, “A Proper Explanation When You Need One”, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference HCI’95, People and Computers, A. J. Dix, J. E. Finlay & M. A. R. Kirby (editors), vol. X, pp. 107–118, Cambridge University Press, Huddersfield (1995). PDF

M. A. Addison & H. Thimbleby, “HyperDoc: An Interactive System Development Tool”, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference HCI’95, People and Computers, A. J. Dix, J. E. Finlay & M. A. R. Kirby (editors), vol. X, pp. 95–106, Cambridge University Press, Huddersfield (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “Authoring Consistent Hypermedia Without Getting Lost”, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference on People and Computers, HCI’95, Adjunct Proceedings, G. Allen, J. Wilkinson & P. Wright (editors), pp. 118–124 (1995).

M. A. Addison & H. Thimbleby, “Manuals as Structured Programs”, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference HCI’94, People and Computers, G. Cockton, S. W. Draper & G. R. S. Weir (editors), vol. IX, pp. 67–79, Cambridge University Press (1994). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Hypertext as a Combined System and Manual”, Proceedings Workshop on Issues in Computer Support for Documentation and Manuals, IEE Colloquium, no. IEE Digest 1993/169, pp. 8/1–8/5 (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Combining Systems and Manuals”, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI’93, J. L. Alty, D. Diaper & S. Guest (editors), vol. VIII, pp. 479–488, Cambridge University Press, Loughborough (1993). PDF

D. J. Pullinger & H. Thimbleby, “Observations on Practically Perfect CSCW”, Proceedings CSCW (Computer Supported Co-Operative Working) Issues for Mobile and Remote Workers, Joint CSCW SIG/IEE Colloquium, no. IEE Digest 1993/059, pp. 5/1–5/4 (1993). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Creative Writing in Hypertext: Beyond Linking Concepts”, Proceedings Conference on Computers & Writing, vol. VI (1993).

*A. J. G. Cockburn & H. Thimbleby, “Reducing User Effort in Collaboration Support”, Proceedings 1993 ACM/SIGCHI International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces — IUI’93, W. D. Gray, W. E. Hefley & D. Murray (editors), pp. 215–218, ACM Press, Orlando, Florida (1993). PDF DOI: 10.1145/169891.169989

H. Thimbleby, “Improving Usability with Design Tools”, Proceedings SERC/IMechE Annual Expert Meeting, Information Technology and Product Design, vol. 1, no. Section 3, pp. 59–63, St. Albans, UK (1992).

*A. J. G. Cockburn & H. Thimbleby, “Automatic Conversational Context: Avoiding Dependency on User Effort in Groupware”, Proceedings of OZCHI’92, Interface Technology: Advancing Human-Computer Communication, CHISIG Annual Conference, R. Iannella & M. J. Rees (editors), pp. 142–149, Australia (1992). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Intelligent Consumer Products”, Proceedings Intelligent Consumer Products, IEE/CSD Joint Colloquium, no. IEE Digest 1992/013, pp. 2/1–2/3 (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Formal Methods without Psychology”, Proceedings Theory in Human-Computer Interaction, IEE Colloquium, no. IEE Digest 1991/192, pp. 6/1–6/6 (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “Sharing HyperCard Stacks”, Proceedings 7th Annual Apple European University Consortium Conference, pp. 68–71, Paris (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “The Future of Human Computer Interfaces for Computer Integrated Manufacture”, Proceedings ESPRIT Conference on CIM, St. Albans (1990).

H. Thimbleby, “On Formal Methods in HCI”, Proceedings Workshop on Formal Methods in HCI, IEE Colloquium, vol. III, no. IEE Digest 1989/151, pp. 1/–1/ (1989).

R. Bornat & H. Thimbleby, “The Life and Times of Ded, Display Editor”, Cognitive Ergonomics and Human Computer Interaction, J. B. Long & A. Whitefield (editors), pp. 225–255, Cambridge University Press (1989). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Modes, WYSIWYG and The von Neumann Bottleneck”, Proceedings Workshop on Formal Methods and Human-Computer Interaction, vol. II, no. IEE Digest 1988/82 (1988).

A. J. Dix, M. D. Harrison, C. Runciman & H. Thimbleby, “Interaction Models and The Principled Design of Interactive Systems”, Proceedings European Software Engineering Conference, H. Nichols & D. S. Simpson (editors), pp. 127–135, Springer Verlag (1987). DOI: 10.1007/BFb0022105

H. Thimbleby, “Formal Methods and Human-Computer Interaction”, Proceedings Workshop on Formal Methods and Human-Computer Interaction, IEE Colloquium, no. IEE Digest No. 1987/09 (1987).

G. S. Macfarlane & H. Thimbleby, “The TIN: An Approach to Powerful and Cheap User Interfaces”, Proceedings 8th. International Conference on Computer Communication, ICCC’86, P. J. Kuehn (editor), pp. 238–241, North-Holland, Munich (1986).

H. Thimbleby, “The Design of Two Innovative User Interfaces”, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI’86, M. D. Harrison & A. F. Monk (editors), pp. 336–351, Cambridge University Press, York (1986).

M. D. Harrison & H. Thimbleby, “Formalising Guidelines for the Design of Interactive Systems”, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI’85, S. Cook & P. Johnson (editors), pp. 161–171, Cambridge University Press, Norwich (1985).

H. Thimbleby, “Generative User-Engineering Principles for User Interface Design”, Proceedings First IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction — Interact 1984, B. Shackel (editor), pp. 661–666, North-Holland, London (1985). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Generative User-Engineering Principles for User Interface Design”, Proceedings First IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction — Interact 1984, B. Shackel (editor), vol. 2, pp. 102–107, London (1984). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Generative User Engineering Principles”, 9th. Cranfield Conference on Mechanised Information Transfer (1984).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Systems Design: A Personal View”, Proceedings IEE Conference Man/Machine Systems, no. IEE Publication 212, pp. 118–122, Manchester (1982).

H. Thimbleby, “Basic User Engineering Principles for Display Editors”, Proceedings 6th. International Conference on Computer Communication, ICCC’82, M. B. Williams (editor), pp. 537–542, North Holland, London (1982).

H. Thimbleby, “A Text Display Editor as a Terminal Driver”, Proceedings International Conference on Document Preparation Systems, pp. 13–14, Lausanne (1981).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Technology: The Role of Passivity”, Proceedings 23rd. Annual Human Factors Conference, C. K. Bensel (editor), pp. 80–84, Boston, USA (1979).

H. Thimbleby, “Dialogue Determination”, 7th. Cranfield Conference on Mechanised Information Transfer (1979).

1.5. Conference posters: refereed

P. Eslambolchilar, H. Thimbleby & *J. Webster, “From Rotary Telephones to Universal Number Entry Systems: Can the Past Re-shape the Future?”, 14th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp’2012 (2012).

P. Cairns, A. Cauchi, A. Cox, A. Gimblett & H. Thimbleby, “Goal-based Design Improves Interaction Dependability”, Digital Engagement 2011, Newcastle (2011).

*G. Marsden & H. Thimbleby, “Designing the Interface Programming Language for the End User”, BCS Conference on People and Computers, HCI’94 (1994).

2. HCI — Invited publications: not refereed

2.1. Forewords and keynotes

H. Thimbleby, “Human Error in Safety-Critical Programming”, Developing Safe Systems, Proceedings of the 24th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Keynote, T. Anderson & M. Parsons (editors), pp. 183–202, Center for Software Reliability, Safety-Critical Systems Club, Brighton, UK (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Unknown knowns — A call to fix healthcare IT where it hurts”, High Integrity Systems Symposium, Keynote, Oslo, Norway (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Improving Safety in Medical Devices and Systems”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2013 (ICHI 2013), Keynote, pp. 1–13, Philadelphia, USA (2013). PDF DOI: 10.1109/ICHI.2013.91

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Numbers — A Grand Challenge”, Proceedings of IHCI 2011: IADIS International Conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2011, Keynote, K. Blashki (editor), pp. xxviii–xxxv, International Association for the Development of the Information Society, Rome, Italy (2011). PDF

R. Beale, *A. Holzinger & H. Thimbleby, “Human-Computer Interaction for Medicine and Health Care (HCI4MED): Towards making information usable”, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 325–327 (2010). PDF DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2010.03.001

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Systems Need Safety Locks”, Proceedings of the IEEE ITI 2010 32nd International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, Keynote, Z. Bekic, I. Jarec & V. Luzar-Stiffler (editors), pp. 29–36, Cavtat, Croatia (2010). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Avoiding Latent Design Conditions Using UI Discovery Tools”, Proceedings 9th Naturalistic Decision Making, NDM9, Keynote, N. A. Stanton & B. L. W. Wong (editors), pp. 20–27, London (2009). PDF DOI: 10.1080/10447310903498692

H. Thimbleby, “Understanding User Centered Design (UCD) for People with Special Needs”, 11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Keynote, A. Karshmer, J. Klaus, K. Miesenberger & W. Zagler (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5105, pp. 1–17, Springer Verlag, Linz, Austria (2008). URL PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-70540-6

H. Thimbleby, “Teaching HCI to Make It Come Alive”, Keynote, C. Giovannella, P. Kotze & W. Wong (editors), Magazine of Interaction Design and Architecture(s), no. 3 & 4, pp. 9–16 (2008). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “User-centered Methods are Insufficient for Safety Critical Systems”, USAB’07 — Usability & HCI for Medicine and Health Care, Keynote, A. Holzinger (editor), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4799, pp. 1–20, Springer Verlag, Graz, Austria (2007). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Symmetry for Successful Interactive Systems”, Proceedings ACM CHI New Zealand, OZCHI, Keynote, S. Jones & M. Masoodian (editors), pp. 1–9, Waikato, New Zealand (2002). PDF DOI: 10.1145/2181216.2181217

H. Thimbleby, “Reflections on Symmetry”, Proceedings IEEE/ACM Advanced Visual Interfaces — AVI2002, Keynote, pp. 28–33, Venice, Italy (2002). PDF DOI: 10.1145/1556262.1556265

H. Thimbleby, “Affordance and Symmetry”, Proceedings Interactive Systems: Design, Specification, and Verification, 8th. International Workshop — DSVIS 2001, Keynote, C. Johnson (editor), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 2220, pp. 199–217, Springer Verlag, Glasgow (2001). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Symmetry as a Connection between Affordance and State Space”, Proceedings Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems — DSVIS 2001, Keynote, C. Johnson (editor), GIST Technical Report, G2001-1, pp. 10–19, Glasgow (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “The Computer Science of Everyday Things”, Proceedings of the 2nd. IEEE Australasian User Interface Conference — AUIC’01, Australian Computer Science Communications, Keynote, P. Calder & M. Rees (editors), vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 3–12, Australia (2001). PDF DOI: 10.1109/AUIC.2001.906270

H. Thimbleby, “Visualising the Potential of Interactive Systems”, Proceedings of the 10th. IEEE International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP’99), Keynote, pp. 670–677, Trento, Italy (1999). PDF DOI: 10.1109/ICIAP.1999.797672

H. Thimbleby, “Design Probes for Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing”, Proceedings Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, First International Symposium — HUC’99, Keynote, H. Gellersen (editor), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 1707, pp. 1–19, Springer Verlag, Karlsruhe, Germany (1999). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “The Detection and Elimination of Spurious Complexity”, Proceedings of the Workshop on User Interfaces for Theorem Provers, Keynote, R. C. Backhouse & J. C. M. Baeten (editors), pp. 15–22, Eindhoven, Holland (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Foreword”, The Computer User as a Toolsmith: The Use, Reuse and Organization of Computer-Based Tools (by S. Greenberg), pp. xiii–xiv, Cambridge University Press (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Consumer User Interfaces”, Proceedings InfoTech’93, Den Norske Dataforening, Norwegian Computer Society Conference, Keynote, pp. 1–9, Oslo, Norway (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Enhanceable User Interfaces”, Proceedings InfoTech’93, Den Norske Dataforening, Norwegian Computer Society Conference, Keynote, pp. 1–5, Oslo, Norway (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Foreword”, Pattern Recognition and Neural Nets in HCI, R. Beale & J. Finlay (editors), pp. 15–16, Ellis Horwood (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Can Humans Think?”, Ergonomics Society Annual Lecture, Keynote, Southampton (April 1991).

H. Thimbleby, “Bugs: The Issue Facing HCI”, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI’89, Keynote, L. Macaulay & A. Sutcliffe (editors), vol. V, pp. 105–107, Cambridge University Press, Nottingham (1989).

H. Thimbleby, “Ease of Use — The Ultimate Deception”, Proceedings British Computer Society Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI’86, Keynote, M. D. Harrison & A. F. Monk (editors), pp. 78–94, Cambridge University Press, York (1986).

H. Thimbleby, ““What You See is What You Have Got” — A User-Engineering Principle for Manipulative Display?”, First German ACM Conference on Software Ergonomics, Keynote, H. Balzert (editor), Proceedings ACM German Chapter, vol. 14, pp. 70–84, Nuremburg, Germany (1983). PDF

2.2. Special issues

=P. Masci, =H. Thimbleby, =H. Tu & =C. Vincent, “IWC Special Issue in Human Factors and Interaction Design for Critical Systems”, Interacting with Computers, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 149–150 (2016). DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iwv038

=P. Langdon & =H. Thimbleby, “Inclusion and Interaction: Designing Interaction for Inclusive Populations”, Foreword, Interacting with Computers, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 439–448 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.intcom.2010.08.007

2.3. Contributions to edited volumes

H. Thimbleby, “The Frustrations of a Pushbutton World”, 1993 Encyclopėdia Britannica Yearbook of Science and the Future, pp. 202–219, Encyclopėdia Britannica Inc. (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design: Generative User Engineering Principles”, Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction, A. F. Monk (editor), pp. 165–180, Academic Press (1984).

2.4. Editorials, articles and reviews in journals

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface”, Letter, Communications of the ACM, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 17–18 (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “Letter”, Communications of the ACM, vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 944–945 (1988).

2.5. Articles in other journals

H. Thimbleby, “Interaction design by algebra!?”, ACM Interactions, ACM (in press).

H. Thimbleby, “The Cutting Edge of HCI”, BCS Interfaces, vol. 80, pp. 6–7 (2009). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Press On”, British Computer Society ITNOW, p. 17, BCS (May, 2008).

H. Thimbleby, “The Computer Science of Everyday Things”, Mathematics Today, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 107–108 (2002).

H. Thimbleby, “Not Everything Your Computer Does is Magical”, The Independent, Monday Review, p. 4 (January 7, 2002). URL

H. Thimbleby, “The Computer Science of Everyday Things”, Multimedia Information and Technology, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 328–330 (2002).

H. Thimbleby, “Walking the Computer Tightrope”, The Daily Telegraph, p. 22 (March 26, 1996). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Literacy”, SocInfo, no. 5, pp. 16–19 (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “Telephones Now And…”, InterMedia, vol. 19, no. 4–5, pp. 50–51 (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “Knowing the User”, InterMedia, vol. 19, no. 4–5, pp. 55–56 (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “The Undomesticated Video Recorder”, Image Technology, Journal of the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society, vol. 72, no. 6, pp. 214–216 (1991). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Can Anyone Work the Video?”, New Scientist, vol. 129, no. 1757, pp. 48–51 (1991). PDF

2.6. Reviews in other journals

H. Thimbleby, “The Frustrated User Always Knows Better than the Engineer”, Usability Engineering (by J. Nielsen), New Scientist, vol. 139, no. 1887, pp. 40–41 (1993).

3. HCI — Other publications

3.1. Books

G. Buchanan, *J. Pearson & H. Thimbleby, Lightweight Interaction: Improving Digital Reading, Morgan & Claypool Publishers (2013).

H. Thimbleby, Paperback edition, Press On — Principles of Interaction Programming, MIT Press (2010). URL

H. Thimbleby, Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008. Winner, Computer and Information Sciences category, 2007 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Awards for Excellence Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc., Press On — Principles of Interaction Programming, MIT Press (2007). URL

=G. F. Coulouris & =H. Thimbleby, HyperProgramming, Addison-Wesley (1993).

H. Thimbleby, User Interface Design, ACM Press Frontier Series, Addison-Wesley (1990).

3.2. Theses

H. Thimbleby, Design Principles for Interactive Text Processing Software, PhD Thesis (1981).

H. Thimbleby, Towards Interactive Systems Evaluation, MSc Thesis (1977).

3.3. Edited books and proceedings

=B. O’Conaill, =H. Thimbleby & =P. J. Thomas (editors), Proceedings of the British Computer Society Conference, People and Computers, HCI’97, vol. XII, Springer Verlag (1997).

=A. Blandford & =H. Thimbleby (editors), Adjunct Proceedings of the British Computer Society Conference, People and Computers, HCI’96 (1996).

=M. D. Harrison & =H. Thimbleby (editors), Formal Methods in Human Computer Interaction, Cambridge University Press (1990).

3.4. Patents

H. Thimbleby & W. Thimbleby, “Interactive Display”, A Novel User Interface, UK Patent No. 0512865.7 (subsequently patented in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the USA) (2005).

M. Jones, G. Marsden & H. Thimbleby, “A Data Information Retrieval System And Method of Retrieving Data”, UK Patent No. 9711230.4 (1997).

3.5. Correspondence and other communications

H. Thimbleby, “Driverless Cars and Computer Error”, Letter, The Times, p. 29 (10 February, 2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Driven to Distraction?”, Letter, The Times, p. 25 (19 August, 2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Are there virtues in virtual reality?”, She magazine, no. June, p. 193 (2005).

G. Buchanan, M. Jones, G. Marsden & H. Thimbleby, “User Interfaces for Mobile Web devices”, Workshop on Web & Mobility, 9th World Wide Web Conference, Amsterdam (2000). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Chaos”, Letter, The Times, p. 22 (2 April, 1999).

H. Thimbleby, “Cost of Courtesy in Computers”, Letter, The Times, p. 21 (October 14, 1995).

H. Thimbleby, “It Doesn’t Add Up”, Letter, New Scientist, vol. 145, no. 1965, p. 50 (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “Systems, Manuals, Usability and Graph Theory”, Report on SERC Grant No. GR/J43110 (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “Principles First”, Letter, The Independent, p. 15 (10 September, 1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Designed for Freaks by Freaks”, Letter, IEE News, p. 3 (December 5, 1991).

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design Review”, Stirling Observer, p. 5 (15 August, 1990).

H. Thimbleby, “Macintoshes from Amsterdam”, DeskTop, no. 8, p. 3 (2nd. quarter, 1989).

H. Thimbleby, “Equal Opportunity and the Design of Interactive Systems”, Stanford University (1986).

H. Thimbleby, “A Basic Introduction to Typing and Editing on the Queen Mary College Unix Systems” (1981).

4. HCI — Presentations, exhibitions, debates, workshops

4.1. Gresham College lectures and videos

H. Thimbleby, “Design by Symmetry”, Gresham College (27 March, 2003). Video PDF

A. Blandford & H. Thimbleby, “Designing for Humans”, Gresham College (13 February, 2003). Video PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Designing Microwave Cookers”, Gresham College (26 January, 2003). Video PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Designing Gadgets”, Gresham College (26 September, 2002). Video PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Designing Mobile Phones”, Gresham College (28 November, 2002). Video PDF

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

H. Thimbleby, “The Computer Science of Everyday Things”, Gresham College (15 October, 2001). Video PDF

4.2. Unpublished keynotes

H. Thimbleby, “Computational Interaction from Formal Methods perspective”, Computational Interactivity, Keynote, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Human factors failings in the German Enigma design”, SFI (Studencki Festival Informatatyczny) Academic IT Festival, Keynote, Kraków, Poland (2017). URL

H. Thimbleby, “History of Key Issues (in formal methods for HCI)”, IFIP WG 2.7, London (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “Teaching HCI to Make it Come Alive”, Human-Computer Interaction Educators, HCIEd, Keynote, Rome (2008). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Models of Reactive Systems and Their Complex Interactive Behaviour”, Brain Computer Interaction: PASCAL Workshop 2007—BCI Meets HCI, Keynote (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “HCI and Ethics”, EPSRC Loughborough Workshop on the Future of HCI (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “The Computer Science of Everyday Things”, Faculty Lecture, Keynote, Glasgow University (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “Digital Stories”, ESRC Workshop on Universal Access, Keynote, London (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “Designing for Usability”, CIRCUA ESRC Conference (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “Knowing Computer Technology”, Christians in Science Annual Conference, Keynote, Sheffield (2004).

H. Thimbleby, “Design Probes”, Xootic Symposium on Pervasive Computing, Keynote (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Symmetry and Affordance”, Xootic Symposium on Pervasive Computing, Keynote (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Just Programming”, Sixth International Conference on Object-Oriented Information Systems, OOIS2000, Keynote (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Killer User Interfaces”, WAP und Mobile eCommerce, Keynote, Frankfurt (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “What is The Computer Medium?”, Multi-viewpoint, Shaping the Human-Computer Interface, Keynote, Design Research Society Conference (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “The Challenge of Technological Hubris”, ϵτ’94 Conference, Keynote, CCTA (Government Office: Government Centre for Information Systems (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “Can Humans Think?”, The Ergonomics Society Annual Lecture, The Ergonomics Society Lecture, Keynote (1991).

4.3. Invited conference presentations

H. Thimbleby, “The science of HCI”, Designing Digital Futures Workshops, Sony, Pencoed (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “The science of HCI”, Designing Digital Futures Workshops, Ty Menai, Bangor (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “History of Key Issues, and Why We are Failing”, IFIP WG 2.7/13.4 User Interface Engineering, Open Problems in User Interface Engineering Workshop, London (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “State Machine Engineering”, IFIP WG 2.7/13.4 User Interface Engineering, Open Problems in User Interface Engineering Workshop, London (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “User Generated Content: The Grand Challenges”, Royal Society/National Research Foundation South African Workshop on User Generated Content for Developing Countries, Cape Town (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Architects or Builders?”, HCIed 2008: Architecting The Future, Rome (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Digital Stories”, Royal Society/NRF Conference, User-Generated Content Systems and Services for Developing Country Contexts, Cape Town, South Africa (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Television”, Londonone: iTV Conference, London (2002).

H. Thimbleby, “UCL Interaction Centre”, Natural History Museum, London (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Automating Manuals”, Bluecoat Conference, London (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “UK HCI: Public and Private Thoughts”, Fourth Workshop on Effective Training and Education in HCI (2001).

P. Cairns & H. Thimbleby, “Thoughts on User Interface Patterns”, Patterns in Human Computer Interaction, IFIP WG13.2/BCS HCI Group (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Mobile Phones”, Design for Usability, London (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, HUC2k”, EPSRC Workshop (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “User Centred Tools”, Workshop on User Centred Design, Interact’99, Edinburgh (1999).

P. Duquenoy & H. Thimbleby, “Justice and Design”, IFIP 9.2.2, Namur, Belgium (1999).

H. Thimbleby, “Making Computing Exciting”, First Workshop on the Design of Hypermedia, CERN, Geneva (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Visualising The Future”, BT, Martlesham (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive devices”, Science Prestige Lecture, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “EPSRC Panel”, BCS Conference on People and Computers, HCI’97, Bristol (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “‘Fifth Generation’ User Interfaces: The Way Ahead For Complex Systems”, BCS Conference on People and Computers, HCI’94 Demonstration Session (1994).

M. A. Addison & H. Thimbleby, “Hyperdoc Demonstration”, BCS Conference on People and Computers, HCI’94 Demonstration Session (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “Interaction Style”, BCS Electronic Publishing Specialist Group Conference (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “New Consumer Interfaces”, BCS Conference on People and Computers, Industrial Programme, vol. VIII (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Designing Easy to Use Gadgets”, IEE Surrey Region AGM Lecture (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Why Are Children Better At Using Video Recorders Than Their Parents?”, British Association for Advancement of Science Annual Conference, Bristol (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Usability by Design”, Conference on Open Systems, Scottish Enterprise/Forth Valley Enterprise Conference (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Principles for User Enhanceable Systems”, Department of Trade and Industry User Enhanceable Systems Programme, London (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Computer Interfaces”, The Scottish Computer Show, Glasgow (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Video Recorders Adults Can Use”, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Edinburgh (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “New Approaches to Design”, Second Joint Research Council Summer School, London (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “The Main Problem in HCI”, Panel Session, BCS Conference on People and Computers, HCI’91, Edinburgh (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “Computers Have No ‘Special Needs’ Yet They Can Hardly Use Anything”, Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Users with Special Needs, York (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “Humans are Computers Too!”, Edinburgh International Science Festival (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “Using Menus”, Scottish HyperCard Users’ Group Meeting (1990).

H. Thimbleby, “Information Technology: High Technology and a Risk Activity”, Comett Workshop, Montpellier (1990).

H. Thimbleby, “Simple Algebraic Properties of Interfaces”, Reasoning about Interaction, Alvey Workshop, York (1989).

H. Thimbleby, “Bugs”, Edinburgh International Science Festival (1989).

H. Thimbleby, “User vs Designer: The Case of Bugs”, Computers—Visions for the Future, Canon Research Europe (1989).

H. Thimbleby, “User Models”, BCS Conference on Expert Systems’88, Brighton (1988).

H. Thimbleby, “Author’s Cross Referencing”, BCS Software Engineering Specialist Group, Manchester (1988).

4.4. Invited lectures, webinars and seminars

H. Thimbleby, “Outside In: Health-Tech Continuum”, Politico TV, Washington DC, USA (2015).

R. Koppel & H. Thimbleby, “Critical Issues in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Patient Safety”, SafetyLeaders.org webinar (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “The best way to improve healthcare is to improve programmers”, Høyteknologisenteret i Bergen, Norway (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “The World War II Enigma and its Human Factors lessons”, University of Bergen, Norway (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Devices are not equally safe: Buy and use them carefully”, National Medical Devices Safety Network, NHS Webex (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Failure of medical device regulation”, Cambridge University (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Human Factors and missed solutions to WWII Enigma design weaknesses”, Cambridge University (2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Overview of Human-Computer Interaction”, Lingnan University, Hong Kong (2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Social Network Analysis and Interactive Device Design Analysis”, Networks Research Group, Swansea University (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Numbers”, SRI International, San Francisco (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Re-affordance — Taking affordance into interaction”, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive numbers”, City University (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Rules for dependable number entry”, UCL (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Using digital stories for research and learning”, George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, Glamorgan (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “From machine guns to traffic lights”, Middlesex University (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “Keynote notes”, Apple Computer, Pittsburgh (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Moving from user interface design to interaction programming”, MIT (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Best of people and computers”, Georgia Tech, Atlanta (2009).

H. Thimbleby, “Interaction programming in use”, Microsoft Research, Bangalore (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Desiging Interactive Systems”, Bombay Indian Institute of Technology (BIIT), Mumbai (2008).

H. Thimbleby, “Problems and Solutions with “Simple” Interactive Devices”, Stanford University, CS 47: Seminar on People, Computers and Design (19 January, 2007). Video

H. Thimbleby, “Problems and Solutions with Simple Interactive Devices”, (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “Digital Stories”, Stanford University, USA (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “Press On”, Taliesin Theatre, Swansea (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “Thinking out of the Computer Science Cargo Cult Box”, St. Andrews University (2006).

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

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

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

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

H. Thimbleby, “Interaction Technology and Its Impact on Science”, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “Digital Stories for UCD”, Microsoft Research Cambridge (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “New Computer User Interfaces”, St. Andrews University (2006).

H. Thimbleby, “A chance to change the world with a new user interface”, Nottingham University (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “Bad (computer) Science”, Bangor University (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “Varieties of HCI”, UCL (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “Cargo Cult Computer Science”, Glasgow University (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “See the future … Tomorrow’s technology today”, Exhibition in National Waterfront Museum (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “Mobile Phones”, London Nautical School (2004).

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design”, Lancaster University (2003).

H. Thimbleby, “Mobile Phones”, St. Paul’s Girls School, London (2002).

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Science of Everyday Things”, Otago University, New Zealand (2002).

H. Thimbleby, “Tour of New Zealand Universities: Talks On Computer Science Research and Cryptography”, Lecture Tour, 10 lectures, in each NZ university (2002).

H. Thimbleby, “Symmetry”, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2002).

H. Thimbleby, “Affordance & Symmetry”, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Ticket Machines and Ubiquitous Computing”, Aware Home Research Initiative, Georgia Institute of Technology (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Symmetry”, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design”, George Mason University, USA (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Challenges in HCI”, Tufts University, Boston, USA (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Future Personal Technologies”, Tufts University, Boston, USA (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Symmetry & Affordance”, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Ubiquitous User Interfaces”, University of Bath (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Science and Everyday Things”, de Montfort University (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Affordance and User Interface Design”, University College London (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Science of Everyday Things”, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “The Crisis in Computer Science”, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Contributions from Computing”, University of South Africa (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Science of Everyday Things”, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Science of Everyday Things”, Cambridge University (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Interaction Design”, University of York (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Interaction Design”, Microsoft Research, Cambridge (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “On Discerning Users”, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (1999).

H. Thimbleby, “Inspiration, Insight, Influence”, Rutgers University, USA (1999).

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Design”, Centre for Electronic Arts, London (1999).

H. Thimbleby, “Creative and Effective Design: A Critique of the Culture of Amazing Technology”, BCS Evening Lecture at University of West of England (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Dangerous Toys”, IEE Surrey Region AGM Lecture (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “System Design”, Evening lecture, The Oxford Trust (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Gadgets: Fun or Dangerous?”, Interactive Information Institute and Centre for Design, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria, Australia (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “User Interfaces”, Cheltenham & Gloucester College (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “From Faxing to Flying: Guaranteeing Better and Safer Systems”, Philips Research Labs, Reading (1996).

H. Thimbleby, “Generating Hypertext Automatically”, University College London (Computer Science) (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “From Faxing to Flying: Guaranteeing Better and Safer Systems”, IEE Evening Lecture, London (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “Mathematical Approaches to Hypertext”, Centre for Electronic Arts (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “Putting The Engineering Back Into Usability Engineering”, Hewlett Packard Laboratories (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “Finite State Machines Rehabilitated”, Glasgow University (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “Talking to Machines”, Centre for Cognitive Science/Human Communication Research Centre, Edinburgh (1994).

H. Thimbleby, “The Medieval State of Computing and How to Get Beyond It”, Arthur Andersen & Co., Oslo, Norway (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Hypertext and Finite State Machines”, University of Waikato, New Zealand (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Hypertext and Finite State Machines”, Sheffield University (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Creative Hypertext”, University of York (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Generating Manuals”, Canon Research Centre Europe (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Beyond Mere Hypertext”, Queen Mary & Westfield College (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “Statecharts”, Heriot-Watt University (1993).

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design”, Sharp Research Laboratories (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Users as Programmers”, Sussex University (Cognitive Science) (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Users as Programmers”, Open University ‘distinguished lecture’ (Human Computer Research Laboratory) (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Software Rot”, Heriot-Watt University (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Can Humans Think?”, Bristol University (Psychology Dept) (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “When Monkeys Out-do Shakespeare”, Salford University (1992).

H. Thimbleby, “Where Computer Science Fails Us”, Aston University (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “The Microwave”, Calgary University (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “The Video Recorder”, Calgary University (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “Video Recorders to Multimedia: Bad Computer Science”, Exeter University (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “HCI”, Logica, Cambridge (1991).

H. Thimbleby, “The Scottish HCI Database”, Scottish HCI Group, Heriot-Watt (1990).

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface”, Dundee (1990).

H. Thimbleby, “On HCI”, Stirling University (1989).

H. Thimbleby, “The Fashionable User Model”, Calgary University Open Day, Canada (1989).

H. Thimbleby, “Modes and WYSIWYG”, Calgary University, Canada (1988).

H. Thimbleby, “The von Neumann Bottleneck”, Stanford University (1988).

H. Thimbleby, “HIC”, Xerox EuroParc (1988).

H. Thimbleby, “Bugs”, Calgary University (1988).

H. Thimbleby, “User Models”, Calgary University, Canada (1988).

H. Thimbleby, “The von Neumann Bottleneck”, York University (1988).

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design”, University College London (Ergonomics Unit) (1988).

H. Thimbleby, “Review of User Interface Design”, Calgary University (1988).

H. Thimbleby, “Human–HCI–Interaction”, Edinburgh University (Computer Science) (1987).

H. Thimbleby, “Ease of use — the ultimate deception”, University of Alberta (1986).

H. Thimbleby, “Equal Opportunity Interaction”, Stanford University (1986).

H. Thimbleby, “Non-Standard Models”, Calgary University, Canada (1986).

H. Thimbleby, “Design of a Display Editor”, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich (1980).

4.5. Unrefereed exhibitions

H. Thimbleby & W. Thimbleby, “See the future … Tomorrow’s technology today”, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea (2005).

H. Thimbleby & W. Thimbleby, “A Gesture-based Calculator”, Rags to Riches, Royal Society, London (2004).

4.6. Research workshops (refereed, published & unpublished)

H. Thimbleby, “Innovation and research”, University of Bergen, Norway (2015).

R. Beale, *A. Holzinger & H. Thimbleby, “Workshop on HCI for Medicine and Health Care (HCI4MED)”, Proceedings BCS HCI Conference, People and Computers, vol. XXII.2, pp. 191–192, BCS, Liverpool, England (2008).

=P. Cairns, =A. Cox, =H. Thimbleby & =N. Webb, “Research Methods for HCI”, Proceedings BCS HCI Conference, People and Computers, vol. XXII.2, pp. 221–222, BCS, Liverpool, England (2008).

L. Bannon, I. Boivie, J. Gulliksen, L. Oshlyansky & H. Thimbleby, “Lost — or Liberated? — Without Theory (workshop)”, Proceedings 19th. British Computer Society HCI Conference, O. Bertelsen, N. Bryan-Kinns & L. MacKinnon (editors), vol. 2, pp. 299–301, British Computer Society, Edinburgh, Scotland (2005).

H. Thimbleby, “Effective and Enjoyable Research Careers in HCI”, Proceedings British Computer Society HCI Conference, A. Dearden & L. Watts (editors), vol. 2, pp. 125–128, Research Press International (2004).

S. Greenberg & H. Thimbleby, “The Weak Science in Human-Computer Interaction”, Proceedings ACM CHI’92 Research Symposium (1992).


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