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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.[1]


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[2] at Swansea University in 2005.[3]

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

Research interests

Thimbleby's research interests include:

Selected works


  1. ^ "Professor Harold Thimbleby". Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  2. ^ Future Interaction Technology Lab.
  3. ^ "Human Computer Interaction: FIT Lab - Swansea University". Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  4. ^ Calculators, Swansea University, UK.
  5. ^ Lucy Sherriff, Super calculators make maths super-easy, The Register, UK, 28 June 2005.
  6. ^ "Harold Thimbleby - CV - 'Programming' only". 7 February 2006. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  7. ^ Thimbleby, H. (1 January 1986). "Experiences of 'Literate Programming' using cweb (a variant of Knuth's WEB)". The Computer Journal. 29 (3): 201–211. doi:10.1093/comjnl/29.3.201.
  8. ^ "2007 Award Winners - PROSE AWARDS". Retrieved 7 September 2021.