Publication: Advanced gaze visualizations for three-dimensional virtual environments

Gaze visualizations represent an effective way for gaining fast insights into eye tracking data. Current approaches do not adequately support eye tracking studies for three-dimensional (3D) virtual environments. Hence, we propose a set of advanced gaze visualization techniques for supporting gaze behavior analysis in such environments. Similar to commonly used gaze visualizations for two-dimensional stimuli (e.g., images and websites), we contribute advanced 3D scan paths and 3D attentional maps. In addition, we introduce a models of interest timeline depicting viewed models, which can be used for displaying scan paths in a selected time segment. A prototype toolkit is also discussed which combines an implementation of our proposed techniques. Their potential for facilitating eye tracking studies in virtual environments was supported by a user study among eye tracking and visualization experts.

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Sophie Stellmach Lennart Nacke
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Saskatchewan
Raimund Dachselt

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Stellmach, S., Nacke, L.E., Dachselt, R. 2010. Advanced gaze visualizations for three-dimensional virtual environments. In Proceedings of the 2010 Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research & Applications, ETRA. Austin, Texas. 109-112. Short Paper. DOI=10.1145/1743666.1743693.

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@inproceedings {180-ETRA2010-AdvancedGazeVisualizationsFor3DVEs,
author= {Sophie Stellmach and Lennart Nacke and Raimund Dachselt},
title= {Advanced gaze visualizations for three-dimensional virtual environments},
booktitle= {Proceedings of the 2010 Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research & Applications},
year= {2010},
series= {ETRA},
address= {Austin, Texas},
pages= {109-112},
note= {Short Paper}
}