The eyes have it: individual differences and eye gaze behaviour in biomedical search

Dr Ying-Hsang Liu, Charles Sturt University

Poster presentation
Tuesday 30 August 2016, 12:45pm - 1:00pm


This research lies at the emerging field of human information interaction and retrieval (CHIIR), with particular emphasis on user-centred approaches to information retrieval. The project included designing and conducting a user experiment to assess the effect of displayed MeSH terms on gaze and search behaviour.

The results include several kinds of research data that inform the understanding of the relationship between interface, reading patterns, search behaviour and search performance. The research data and analysis have included (met the requirements specified in the research proposal):

  • User background information;
  • Individual differences of perceived levels of domain knowledge and cognitive styles;
  • ​User perceptions about the usefulness of different components of document surrogates;
  • Search behaviour of issued queries, mouse clicks, time spent and search performance;
  • Eye tracking data;
  • EEG data, from an Emotiv EEG device

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