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Augmenting Traditional Performance Analyses with Eye Tracking Metrics

  • Ciara SibleyEmail author
  • Cyrus Foroughi
  • Noelle Brown
  • Sabrina Drollinger
  • Henry Phillips
  • Joseph Coyne
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1201)

Abstract

One hundred and nineteen military aviators were tasked with developing route plans for directing multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to search for targets with different values and probabilities of being found. Target icon visualizations were manipulated on the planning display’s map, such that half the trials included either enhanced or simple icons. Plan quality performance was not impacted by icon type, but participants developed plans 11% faster with enhanced icons. Additionally, neither maximum pupil dilation nor mean pupil dilation, measured during planning, were statistically different between icon types, signifying similar levels of mental effort when interacting with either icon. Fixation analyses revealed that enhanced icons increased the proportion of time spent looking at the map and decreased gaze transition entropy, thus indicating more deterministic scan patterns. These findings demonstrate how augmenting performance analyses with eye tracking metrics provides a more complete understanding of how visualizations affect a user’s interface experience.

Keywords

Eye tracking Pupillometry Gaze analysis Transition entropy Human-Computer interaction Human factors Supervisory control 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The Office of Naval Research funded this work. The authors would like to thank Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, Program Officer for the Command Decision Making (CDM) program, for his continued support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ciara Sibley
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cyrus Foroughi
    • 1
  • Noelle Brown
    • 1
  • Sabrina Drollinger
    • 2
  • Henry Phillips
    • 1
  • Joseph Coyne
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Naval Aerospace Medical InstitutePensacolaUSA

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