Saturday, June 08, 2013

Spotted: Individual user characteristics and information visualization: connecting the dots through eye tracking

Individual differences affect visualization effectiveness, as measured with eye trackers. 

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// published on Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems-Latest Proceeding Volume // visit site

Individual user characteristics and information visualization: connecting the dots through eye tracking
Dereck Toker, Cristina Conati, Ben Steichen, Giuseppe Carenini

There is increasing evidence that users' characteristics such as cognitive abilities and personality have an impact on the effectiveness of information visualization techniques. This paper investigates the relationship between such characteristics and fine-grained user attention patterns. In particular, we present results from an eye tracking user study involving bar graphs and radar graphs, showing that a user's cognitive abilities such as perceptual speed and verbal working memory have a significant impact on gaze behavior, both in general and in relation to task difficulty and visualization type.

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