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Window to the soul: Tracking eyes to inform the design of visualizations


Huang, W, Window to the soul: Tracking eyes to inform the design of visualizations, Proceedings of the 2012 Ninth International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, 25-27 July 2012, Hsinchu, Taiwan, pp. 61. ISBN 978-0-7695-4778-7 (2012) [Keynote Presentation]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/CGIV.2012.11


A picture is worth a thousand words. To take advantage of powerful human vision, we generate visualizations for people to view and to understand the underlying data. However, these a thousand words do not necessarily tell the truth about the data. A good visualization can make the data understanding process effective, while a bad visualization may hinder the process, even convey misleading information. To produce effective visualizations, it is important for us to have a good understanding of how people actually perceive and process the visual information. People view visualizations using their eyes, and tracking their eye movements can be a useful method for this purpose. In this talk, I will present a series eye tracking studies on how people read graphs. These studies demonstrate that: 1) eye tracking is an effective method for gaining insights into how people read graphs, and 2) how obtained insights from eye tracking can be used to inform the design of visualizations.

Item Details

Item Type:Keynote Presentation
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Huang, W (Dr Tony Huang)
ID Code:90146
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2014-04-03

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