Harold Thimbleby

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Harold W. Thimbleby (born 19 July 1955) is a British professor of computer science at Swansea University, Wales. He is known for his works on user interface design within the realm of human computer interaction.[citation needed]


Harold Thimbleby held the post of director of UCLIC, University College London's Interaction Centre, from its establishment in 2001. From 2001 to 2004, he was also the 28th Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London. Thimbleby founded the Future Interaction Technology Lab[1] at Swansea University in 2005.[citation needed]

Thimbleby runs the Swansea University Research Forum, as well as giving talks on science and religion.[citation needed]

Research interests[edit]

Thimbleby's research interests include:

  • Interactive handwriting calculators[2][3]
  • Improving medical devices [1]
  • Improving ethics in research [2]
  • Markov Modeling [3]
  • Matrix Modeling [4]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ Future Interaction Technology Lab.
  2. ^ Calculators, Swansea University, UK.
  3. ^ Lucy Sherriff, Super calculators make maths super-easy, The Register, UK, 28 June 2005.

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