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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, DOI: 10.1109/ICHI.2013.91, 2013. Abstract PDF Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “Action Graphs and User Performance Analysis,” International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 71(3), pp.276–302, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2012.10.014, 2013. Website Abstract PDF Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “Technology to Reduce Human Error in Healthcare,” Big ideas for the future, p.33, Research Councils UK (RCUK), 2011. Website Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “Saving Lives by Design,” YouTube, 2011. Website Video Abstract Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “Interactive Numbers — A Grand Challenge,” Proceedings of IHCI 2011: IADIS International Conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2011, Keynote, pp.xxviii–xxxv, edited by K. Blashki, Rome, Italy, 2011. Abstract PDF Bibtex

P. Cairns and H. Thimbleby, “Reducing Number Entry Errors: Solving a Widespread, Serious Problem,” Journal Royal Society Interface, 7(51), pp.1429–1439, DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2010.0112, 2010. Website Abstract PDF Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, Press On — Principles of Interaction Programming, Paperback edition, MIT Press, ISBN 978–0–262–51423–1, 2010. Website Bibtex

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

H. Thimbleby, “Is IT a Dangerous Prescription?” BCS Interfaces, 84, pp.5–10, 2010. PDF Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “Problems with a Syringe Pump,” YouTube, 2008. Video Abstract Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “Teaching HCI to Make It Come Alive,” Keynote, Magazine of Interaction Design and Architecture(s), (3 & 4), pp.9–16, edited by C. Giovannella, P. Kotze and W. Wong, 2008. Abstract PDF Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “Write Now!” Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction, pp.196–211, edited by P. Cairns and A. Cox, Cambridge University Press, 2008. PDF Bibtex

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

P. Cairns and H. Thimbleby, “Affordance and Symmetry in User Interfaces,” Computer Journal, 51(6), pp.650–661, DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxm102, 2008. Abstract PDF Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, Press On — Principles of Interaction Programming, 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., MIT Press, ISBN 978–0–262–20170–4, 2007. Website Bibtex

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

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, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4323, pp.52–66, edited by A. Blandford and G. Doherty, Dublin, Ireland, Springer Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-69554-7_5, 2007. Abstract PDF Bibtex

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

H. Thimbleby, “User Interface Design with Matrix Algebra,” ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 11(2), pp.181–236, DOI: 10.1145/1005361.1005364, 2004. Website Abstract PDF, PS Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “Explaining Code for Publication,” Software — Practice & Experience, 33(10), pp.975–1001, DOI: 10.1002/spe.537, 2003. Website Abstract PDF, PS Bibtex

P. Cairns, M. Jones and H. Thimbleby, “Usability Analysis with Markov Models,” ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 8(2), pp.99–132, DOI: 10.1145/376929.376941, 2001. Website Abstract PDF, PS Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “Calculators are Needlessly Bad,” International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 52(6), pp.1031–1069, DOI: 10.1006/ijhc.1999.0341, 2000. Website Abstract PDF, PS Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “A New Calculator and Why it is Necessary,” Computer Journal, 38(6), pp.418–433, DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/38.6.418, 1995. Website Abstract PDF Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “The Frustrations of a Pushbutton World,” 1993 Encyclopædia Britannica Yearbook of Science and the Future, pp.202–219, Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., ISBN 0–85229–568–5, 1992. Abstract HTML Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, User Interface Design, ACM Press Frontier Series, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0–201–41618–2, 1990. Abstract

          The author, Harold Thimbleby, is Professor of Information Technology at the University of Stirling. He has considerable experience providing industry-based HCI courses, as well as teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.
          “User interface design is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that makes it worthwhile to have visited this planet. Thimbleby combines wit and a wry sense of humor with penetrating insights into user interface issues and practical suggestions for improved designs. This is the human-computer interaction that computers deserve.” Brian Gaines, University of Calgary
          “From apocatastasis to WYSIWYG, from Eliza to Oz, from metacircularity to counterfinality... a whirlwind of fresh ideas and grand philosophies.” Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland Bibtex

H. Thimbleby, “Experiences with Literate Programming Using CWEB (A Variant of Knuth’s WEB),” Awarded British Computer Society Wilkes Medal, Computer Journal, 29(3), pp.201–211, DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/29.3.201, 1986. Abstract

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