Eye tracking and visualization. Introduction to the Special Thematic Issue

Michael Burch, Lewis L. Chuang, Andrew Duchowski, Weiskopf Daniel, Rudolf Groner

Abstract


There is a growing interest in eye tracking technologies applied to support traditional visualization techniques like diagrams, charts, maps, or plots, either static, animated, or interactive ones. More complex data analyses are required to derive knowledge and meaning from the data. Eye tracking systems serve that purpose in combination with biological and computer vision, cognition, perception, visualization,  human-computer-interaction, as well as usability and user experience research. The 10 articles collected in this thematic special issue provide interesting examples how sophisticated methods of data analysis and representation enable researchers to discover and describe fundamental spatio-temporal regularities in the data. The human visual system, supported by appropriate visualization tools, enables the human operator to solve complex tasks, like understanding and interpreting three-dimensional medical images, controlling air traffic by radar displays, supporting instrument flight tasks, or interacting with virtual realities. The development and application of new visualization techniques is of major importance for future technological progress.

Keywords


Eye movement, eye tracking, visualization, vision, cognition, perception, human-computer-interaction, usability, user experience

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16910/jemr.10.5.1

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