Harold Thimbleby
“Research, teaching & lecturing” only

1.Research, teaching & lecturing — Publications: refereed
1.1.Journal papers: refereed
1.2.Contributions to edited volumes: refereed
1.3.Conference papers: refereed
2.Research, teaching & lecturing — Invited publications: not refereed
2.1.Forewords and keynotes
2.2.Articles in other journals
3.Research, teaching & lecturing — Other publications
3.1.Correspondence and other communications
4.Research, teaching & lecturing — Presentations, exhibitions, debates, workshops
4.1.ACM Distinguished Lectures
4.2.Gresham College lectures and videos
4.3.Unpublished keynotes
4.4.Invited conference presentations
4.5.Invited lectures, webinars and seminars
4.6.Research workshops (refereed, published & unpublished)

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1. Research, teaching & lecturing — Publications: refereed

1.1. Journal papers: refereed

H. Thimbleby, “Pirate Talks — How to prepare and deliver excellent presentations”, Journal of Interaction Science, vol. 5, no. 5 (2017). DOI: 10.24982/jois.1716017.005

1.2. Contributions to edited volumes: refereed

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Critical Systems”, Wiley Handbook of Human-Computer Interaction, J. Kirakowski & K. L. Norman (editors), pp. 9–32, John Wiley & Sons (2018). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Write Now!”, Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction, P. Cairns & A. Cox (editors), pp. 196–211, Cambridge University Press (2008). PDF

1.3. Conference papers: refereed

P. Cairns & H. Thimbleby, “How Good is this Conference? Evaluating Conference Reviewing and Selectivity”, Proceedings BCS Conference on HCI, vol. XXVI, pp. 410–415, 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

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, “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

=L. Bannon, =I. Boivie, =J. Gulliksen, =L. Oshlyansky & =H. Thimbleby, “Lost — or Liberated? — Without Theory”, Proceedings 19th. British Computer Society HCI Conference, =O. Bertelsen, =N. Bryan-Kinns & =L. MacKinnon (editors), vol. 2, p. 344, British Computer Society, Edinburgh, Scotland (2005). 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

2. Research, teaching & lecturing — Invited publications: not refereed

2.1. Forewords and keynotes

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

2.2. Articles in other journals

L. Cameron & H. Thimbleby, “Careers in Healthcare Technology: Advice from an Expert”, IEEE Computer, vol. 51, no. 1, p. 8 (2018).

3. Research, teaching & lecturing — Other publications

3.1. Correspondence and other communications

Signed by 125 professors, “Let UK universities do what they do best – teaching and research”, Letter, The Guardian (6 July, 2015).

H. Thimbleby, “Ofqual and Its New Hands-off Science Exams”, Letter, The Times, p. 25 (12 April, 2014).

H. Thimbleby, “Twitter & Science”, Letter, The Times, p. 27 (25 July, 2013).

H. Thimbleby, *Y. Wilks & 6. o. authors, “Computing is the new ‘Queen of Sciences’”, The Times Higher Education Supplement, p. 14 (February 23, 2007).

H. Thimbleby, “Don’t Ditch Lectures 2”, Letter, Times Higher Education Supplement (2 April, 2004).

H. Thimbleby, “Higher Costs and Greater Gains 3”, Letter, Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1569, p. 15 (20 December, 2002).

H. Thimbleby, “Science Tests”, Letter, The Times, p. 17 (10 May, 1995).

4. Research, teaching & lecturing — Presentations, exhibitions, debates, workshops

4.1. ACM Distinguished Lectures

H. Thimbleby, “Creativity, Innovation and Risk”, ACM CORI (International Conference on Computing Research and Innovations), Keynote, ACM Distinguished Lecture, Ibadan, Nigeria (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Creativity, Innovation and Taking Risk in Your Research”, ACM 2016 Distinguished Lecture, Imperial College, London (2016).

4.2. Gresham College lectures and videos

H. Thimbleby, “Plugging Computers In”, Gresham College (27 November, 2003). Video

H. Thimbleby, “Unplugging Computers”, Gresham College (9 October, 2003). Video PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Design Creativity with Maths”, Gresham College (26 September, 2002). PDF

4.3. Unpublished keynotes

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

4.4. Invited conference presentations

H. Thimbleby, “Multidisciplinary Research”, 20 Years of HCI, Loughborough (2004).

H. Thimbleby, “Communicating Science Honestly”, Royal Society/British Association Conference on Communicating Science, London (2004).

4.5. Invited lectures, webinars and seminars

H. Thimbleby, “Enjoying and Getting Research Degrees Reliably”, Editorial Talk for for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University (2009).

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

H. Thimbleby, “Cargo Cult Computer Science”, Open University (2004).

4.6. Research workshops (refereed, published & unpublished)

H. Thimbleby, “Recipes for Realistic Research”, Middlesex University, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Take the red or blue pill? Figuring out the PhD rabbit hole …”, STFC Doctoral Workshop, Swansea (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Enjoying and Getting Research Degrees Reliably”, Swansea University Doctoral Training Centre (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “The iceberg illusion: How to enjoy research in a harsh environment”, Swansea University Research Forum (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Successful Research Strategies”, Edinburgh (2017).

H. Thimbleby, “Turning into Effective HCI Researchers”, M-iti Doctoral Symposium 2017, Keynote, Funchal, Madeira (2017). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Being Successful in Research Grants (A European Perspective)”, International Workshop on Advances in Research Grants and HCI & HEC, Keynote, Kochi, Japan (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “How to put in a winning proposal together”, Digital Economy Crucible, Keynote, York (2016).

H. Thimbleby, “Creativity and Innovation”, Welsh Crucible, Swansea (2013).

H. Thimbleby, “Successful research strategies”, Health Communication and Information Strategic Initiative, Singapore (2012).

H. Thimbleby, “Secrets of Extreme Research”, Welsh Crucible (2011).

H. Thimbleby, “Secrets of Research Success”, SICSA (Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance) PhD Conference 2011, Keynote, Edinburgh, Scotland (2011). Video

H. Thimbleby, “Research collaboration”, Middlesex University, London (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “How to write research”, UCL, London (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “Extreme research”, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA (2010).

H. Thimbleby, “Reproducible research”, Awarehome, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA (2009).

R. Flin, J. Gore, R. Hoffman, G. Klein, N. Sevdalis & H. Thimbleby, “NDM9 Doctoral Consortium”, Naturalistic decision-making conference, London (2009).

=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).

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).

H. Thimbleby, “Surviving Culture Clash”, Swansea University (2003).

H. Thimbleby, “The Little Book of Research”, Leeds Metropolitan University Research Day, Keynote, Leeds (2002).

H. Thimbleby, “Review of Research”, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy (1999).


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