The Research Group is Moving!

During winter term 2021/22, we move to University of Bamberg. From Oct. 15, 2021, Fabian Beck holds a full professor position on Information Visualization.

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Publications of the research group since 2016. For earlier publications, please visit Fabian Beck's Google Scholar or DBLP profile.

Visual Comparison of Eye Movement Patterns

Type of Publication: Article in Journal

Visual Comparison of Eye Movement Patterns

Blascheck, Tanja; Schweizer, Markus; Beck, Fabian; Ertl, Thomas
Title of Journal:
Computer Graphics Forum
Volume (Publication Date):
36 (2017)
Number of Issue:
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Visual Comparison of Eye Movement Patterns (3.71 MB)
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In eye tracking research, finding eye movement patterns and similar strategies between participants’ eye movements is important to understand task solving strategies and obstacles. In this application paper, we present a graph comparison method using radial graphs that show Areas of Interest (AOIs) and their transitions. An analyst investigates a single graph based on dwell times, directed transitions, and temporal AOI sequences. Two graphs can be compared directly and temporal changes may be analyzed. A list and matrix approach facilitate the analyst to contrast more than two graphs guided by visually encoded graph similarities. We evaluated our approach in case studies with three eye tracking and visualization experts. They identified temporal transition patterns of eye movements across participants, groups of participants, and outliers.