Implicit Gaze Interaction for Information Visualization

Contributors

Feiyang Wang

Abstract

This thesis presents a novel marker-free method for identifying screens of interest when using head-mounted eye-tracking for visualization in cluttered and multi-screen environments. The presented approach offers a solution for discerning visualization entities from sparse back-
grounds by incorporating edge-detection into the existing pipeline. The system allows for both more efficient screen identification and improved accuracy over the state-of-the-art ORB algorithm. To make use of this pipeline in visualization applications, a model is introduced to track a user’s interest in rendered visualization objects by collecting the gaze data and calculating the object group’s interest scores across selected visual features. With the interest model, We offer an implicit gaze interaction system that provides subtle interaction supports to improve group-of-interest objects visibility and to ease object selection in crowded regions of information visualizations.

Keywords: gaze estimation; feature detection; attention modelling; implicit interaction; over-
plotting visualization

Publication

  • [IMG]
    F. Wang, “Implicit Gaze Interaction for Information Visualization,” Master Thesis, 2021.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]

    @MastersThesis{wan2021a,
      author={Feiyang Wang},
      title={Implicit Gaze Interaction for Information Visualization},
      school={University of Ontario Institute of Technology},
      year=2021
    }

 

Christopher M. Collins

Associate Professor, Lab Director

Implicit Gaze Interaction for Information Visualization

Alexie Linardatos

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

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Professional Differences: A Comparative Study of Visualization Task Performance and Spatial Ability Across Disciplines

Card-IT: a Dynamic FSM-based Flashcard Generator for Learning Italian Verb Morphology

Visual Analytics Tools for Academic Advising

Érudit and Vialab Collaboration Projects

Academia is Tied in Knots

Tilt-Responsive Techniques for Digital Drawing Boards

Textension: Digitally Augmenting Document Spaces in Analog Texts

Eye Tracking for Target Acquisition in Sparse Visualizations

Guidance in the human–machine analytics process

H-Matrix: Hierarchical Matrix for Visual Analysis of Cross-Linguistic Features in Large Learner Corpora

A Visual Analytics Framework for Adversarial Text Generation

Design by Immersion: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Problem-Driven Visualizations

Semantic Concept Spaces: Guided Topic Model Refinement using Word-Embedding Projections

Discriminability Tests for Visualization Effectiveness and Scalability

Saliency Deficit and Motion Outlier Detection in Animated Scatterplots

ActiveInk: (Th)Inking with Data

Visual Analytics for Topic Model Optimization based on User-Steerable Speculative Execution

ThreadReconstructor: Modeling Reply-Chains to Untangle Conversational Text through Visual Analytics

Detecting Negative Emotion for Mixed Initiative Visual Analytics

EduApps – Supporting Non-Native English Speakers to Overcome Language Transfer Effects

Metatation: Annotation as Implicit Interaction to Bridge Close and Distant Reading

DataTours: A Data Narratives Framework

Perceptual Biases in Font Size as a Data Encoding

Progressive Learning of Topic Modeling Parameters: A Visual Analytics Framework

Abbreviating Text Labels on Demand

NEREx: Named-Entity Relationship Exploration in Multi-Party Conversations

ConToVi: Multi-Party Conversation Exploration using Topic-Space Views

PhysioEx: Visual Analysis of Physiological Event Streams

Using Visual Analytics of Heart Rate Variation to Aid in Diagnostics

Off-Screen Desktop

PivotSlice

Reading Comprehension on Mobile Devices

#FluxFlow: Visual Analysis of Anomalous Information Spreading on Social Media

Balancing Clutter and Information in Large Hierarchical Visualizations

Lexichrome: Text Construction and Lexical Discovery with Word-Color Associations Using Interactive Visualization

SentimentState: Exploring Sentiment Analysis on Twitter

Facilitating Discourse Analysis with Interactive Visualization

Teaching Overview

Visualization for Digital Humanities – University of Konstanz

DimpVis

Glidgets

TandemTable

CSCI 3090

CSCI 4210

Simple Multi-Touch Toolkit

Exploring Text Entities with Descriptive Non-photorealistic Rendering

Investigating the Semantic Patterns of Passwords

CSCI 4620

Bubble Sets: Revealing Set Relations with Isocontours over Existing Visualizations

Parallel Tag Clouds to Explore Faceted Text Corpora

VisLink: Revealing Relationships Amongst Visualizations

DocuBurst: Visualizing Document Content using Language Structure

Tabletop Text Entry Techniques

Lattice Uncertainty Visualization: Understanding Machine Translation and Speech Recognition

WordNet Visualization

Adam Bradley

Research Associate

Rafael Veras

Graduate Student — PhD

Chris Kim

Graduate Student — PhD

Mona Hosseinkhani Loorak

Graduate Student — PhD

Brittany Kondo

Graduate Student — MSc

Mennatallah El-Assady

Graduate Student — PhD

Hrim Mehta

Graduate Student — PhD

Mariana Shimabukuro

Graduate Student — PhD

Erik Paluka

Graduate Student — MSc

Tommaso Elli

Graduate Student — PhD

Jessica Zipf

Graduate Student — PhD

Stephen McIntyre

Graduate Student — MSc

Meng-Wei (Daniel) Chang

Graduate Student — MSc

Akshay Manchanda

Undergraduate Student

Zachary Cook

SurfNet Intern/Undergraduate Student

Taurean Scantlebury

Senior Honours Undergraduate Student

Prateek Panwar

Graduate Student – MSc

Kalev Kalda Sikes

Intern and Undergraduate Student

Gabrielle Perez Dias

Graduate Student — MSc

Riley Weagant

Graduate Student – MSC

Zixin Zhao

Graduate Student - MSC

Feiyang Wang

Graduate Student – MSC

Pablo Valenzuela

Graduate Student – MSC

Taylor Smith

Undergraduate Student

Mohammed Ahmed

Graduate Student – MSC

Santiago Bonada

Undergraduate Student

Thao Truong

Undergraduate Student

Michael Lombardo

Undergraduate Student

Tania Shimabukuro

Graduate Student - Msc

Adeliz Keith

Graduate Student - MSC

Jonathan Perry

Undergraduate Student

Kevin Desousa

Graduate Student

Rhys Agombar

Undergraduate Student

Matthew Chan

Graduate Student

Zachary Hills

Software Developer

Benedict Leung

Undergraduate Student

Vital Golub

Undergraduate Student

Shawn Yama

Undergraduate Student

Nathan Beals

Undergraduate Student

Deval Panchal

Undergraduate Student

Anthony Kouroupis

Undergraduate Student

Mario Velazquez

Undergraduate Student, Lab Coordinator

Ethan Duggan

Undergraduate Student

Daniel Earley

Undergrad - Lab Coordinator

Collaborators

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