Eye-tracking en masse: Group user studies, lab infrastructure, and practices

Keywords: Group eye-tracking, eye tracking, gaze, infrastructure, group user study, user experience, usability, reading, interaction

Abstract

The costs of eye-tracking technologies steadily decrease. This allows research institutions to obtain multiple eye-tracking devices. Already, several multiple eye-tracker laboratories have been established. Researchers begin to recognize the subfield of group eye-tracking. In comparison to the single-participant eye-tracking, group eye-tracking brings new technical and methodological challenges. Solutions to these challenges are far from being established within the research community. In this paper, we present the Group Studies system, which manages the infrastructure of the group eye-tracking laboratory at the User Experience and Interaction Research Center (UXI) at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. We discuss the functional and architectural characteristics of the system. Furthermore, we illustrate our infrastructure with one of our past studies. With this paper, we also publish the source code and the documentation of our system to be re-used.

Author Biographies

Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Full professor

Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering

of the

Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies

Martin Konopka, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Doctoral student

Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering

of the

Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies

Jakub Simko, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Assistant professor

Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering

of the

Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies

Robert Moro, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Assistant professor

Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering

of the

Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies

Jozef Tvarozek, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Assistant professor

Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering

of the

Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies

Patrik Hlavac, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Doctoral student

Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering

of the

Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies

Eduard Kuric, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Assistant professor

Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering

of the

Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies

Published
20-08-2018
How to Cite
Bielikova, M., Konopka, M., Simko, J., Moro, R., Tvarozek, J., Hlavac, P., & Kuric, E. (2018). Eye-tracking en masse: Group user studies, lab infrastructure, and practices. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 11(3). https://doi.org/10.16910/jemr.11.3.6
Section
Articles