All eyes on the monitor: gaze based interaction in zoomable, multi-scaled information-spaces

Emilie Mollenbach, Thorarinn Stefansson, John Paulin Hansen

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    The experiment described in this paper, shows a test environment constructed with two information spaces; one large with 2000 nodes ordered in semi-structured groups in which participants performed search and browse tasks; the other was smaller and designed for precision zooming, where subjects performed target selection simulation tasks. For both tasks, modes of gaze- and mouse-controlled navigation were compared.

    The results of the browse and search tasks showed that the performances of the most efficient mouse and gaze implementations were indistinguishable. However, in the target selection simulation tasks the most efficient gazecontrol proved to be about 16% faster than the most efficient mouse-control.

    The results indicate that gaze-controlled pan/zoom navigation is a viable alternative to mouse control in inspection and target exploration of large, multi-scale environments. However, supplementing mouse control with gaze navigation also holds interesting potential for interface and interaction design.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIUI '08: Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Publication date2008
    ISBN (Print)978-1-59593-987-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventAll eyes on the monitor - Gran Canaria, Spain
    Duration: 2 Jul 2010 → …


    ConferenceAll eyes on the monitor
    CityGran Canaria
    Period02/07/2010 → …

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