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Interpretation of geometric shapes – an eye movement study

Prats, Miquel; Garner, Steve; Jowers, Iestyn; McKay, Alison and Pedreira, Nieves (2010). Interpretation of geometric shapes – an eye movement study. In: Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, 22-24 Mar 2010, Austin, Texas, ACM, pp. 243–250.

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This paper describes the first in a series of studies which seek to explore the correlation of eye movements with interpretation of geometric shapes. These studies are intended to inform the development of an eye tracking interface for computational tools to support and enhance the fluid interaction required in creative design. A common criticism of computational design tools is that they do not enable manipulation of designed shapes according to all perceived features. Instead the manipulations afforded are limited by formal structures of shapes. This research examines the potential for eye movement data to be used to recognise and make available for manipulation the perceived features in shapes. The objective of this first study is to analyse eye movement data with the intention of recognising moments in which an interpretation of shape is made. Results suggest that duration of fixation and distance between successive fixations prove to be consistent indicators of shape interpretation.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 ACM
ISBN: 1-60558-994-2, 978-1-60558-994-7
Extra Information: This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution.
Keywords: eye tracking; shape perception; design
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 23948
Depositing User: Olivia Acquah
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2010 11:55
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 15:40
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