Harold Thimbleby is professor of computer science at Swansea University, Wales. His passion is designing dependable computer systems to accommodate human error. See CHI+MED: Multidisciplinary Computer-Human Interaction research for the design and safe use of interactive medical devices for a really exciting major project he’s on.
Harold was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh in 2012, and to an honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2013. See for some of his recent work in healthcare IT.
Harold has been a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award holder and a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. He is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry.
Harold has over 500 publications and wrote the book Press On, which won the American Publishers’ Association best book award in computer science.
Harold’s web site (this site) is www.harold.thimbleby.net
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- Keynote for IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics — preview of paper
- Tully Meetings bringing together clinicians and computer scientists
- The Fitts Law: good style on how to write it, and research using it
- Nomograms, and their use in hospitals
- Safer design movie
- Dance theatre is way better than my interviewed review
- Errors + bugs needn’t mean death (PDF)
- Is IT a dangerous prescription? (PDF)
- Reducing number entry errors: solving a widespread, serious problem (web site)
- Using regular expressions for dependable data entry (web site)
- Interactive medical devices (web site)
- Member of Standing Group of the Clinical Human Factors Group.
- Press On
Harold’s full CV is available in PDF.
Harold using a ticket machine
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