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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
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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
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H. Thimbleby, “Saving Lives by Design,” YouTube, 2011. Website Video Abstract Bibtex
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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
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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
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H. Thimbleby, Press On — Principles of Interaction Programming, Paperback edition, MIT Press, ISBN 978–0–262–51423–1, 2010. Website Bibtex
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H. Thimbleby, “Is IT a Dangerous Prescription?” BCS Interfaces, 84, pp.5–10, 2010. PDF Bibtex
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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
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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
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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
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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
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H. Thimbleby, “Problems with a Syringe Pump,” YouTube, 2008. Video Abstract Bibtex
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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P. Cairns, M. Jones and H. Thimbleby, “Usability Analysis with Markov Models,” ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 8(2), pp.99–132, DOI: 10.1.1.156.8361, 2001. Website Abstract PDF, PS Bibtex
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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