Colloquium Cognitive Systems

From (Interactive) Eye Tracking Visualizations to Eye Tracking for Interactive Visualizations

Dr. Tanja Blascheck (University of Stuttgart)


Abstract. In this talk, I present both (interactive) eye tracking visualizations as well as eye tracking studies for interactive visualizations. In the first part of my talk, I focus on a taxonomy of (interactive) visualizations for eye movement data. I explore selected types of visualizations available and the tasks they are suitable for, and give examples of eye tracking studies during which we used these visualizations. In the second part of my talk, I present how eye tracking studies can aid to understand interactive visualizations. I give an overview about a pipeline to synchronize eye tracking, interaction, and thinking aloud data and I show how this multi-source data can be analyzed in combination using visual analytics approaches. I end my talk with future challenges for both interactive eye tracking visualizations and eye tracking for interactive visualizations.

Bio. Tanja Blascheck is a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems at the University of Stuttgart. Her main research areas are information visualization and visual analytics with a focus on evaluation, eye tracking, and interaction. She is interested in exploring how to effectively analyze eye tracking data with visualizations and the pervasive use of visualization on novel display technologies like smartwatches. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Stuttgart, in 2017 and was a Post Doctoral Researcher at Aviz, Inria from November 2017 until March 2019.