Eye tracking and visualization. Introduction to the Special Thematic Issue

  • Michael Burch Visualization Research Center University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Lewis L. Chuang Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
  • Andrew Duchowski Clemson University, USA
  • Weiskopf Daniel Visualization Research Center University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Rudolf Groner Journal of Eye Movement Research; SCIANS Ltd, and University of Bern
Keywords: Eye movement, eye tracking, visualization, vision, cognition, perception, human-computer-interaction, usability, user experience

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.

Author Biography

Rudolf Groner, Journal of Eye Movement Research; SCIANS Ltd, and University of Bern
scians Ltd.
Published
25-05-2018
How to Cite
Burch, M., Chuang, L., Duchowski, A., Daniel, W., & Groner, R. (2017). Eye tracking and visualization. Introduction to the Special Thematic Issue. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 10(5). https://doi.org/10.16910/jemr.10.5.1
Section
Special Thematic Issue "Eye Tracking and Visualization"