The Eye-tracking Study of the Line Charts in Dashboards Design

Pavel A. Orlov, Tatiana Ermolova, Vladimir Laptev, Alexey Mitrofanov, Vladimir Ivanov

Abstract

Dashboards are an important field for an investigation as they are the visual part of the management information systems. Our study aimed to find out the effects of the changes in the types and numbers of line graphs that can be displayed on a single screen simultaneously. Two laboratory experiments were conducted using an eye-tracker to find out how subjects' perception of line graphs on dashboards changes with increase in graph numbers, changes in sizes and increase of the overall area taken up by the graphs on the screen. We show that if the graphs take up the same area, the subjects perceive the line graphs displayed simultaneously in a similar manner. If the subjects are shown an increasing number of graphs of the same size, the subjects take longer to respond to tasks and have higher fixation count per each stimuli. The study revealed that there is no correlation between graph's slope (trend) and subjects' perception.

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Orlov P., Ermolova T., Laptev V., Mitrofanov A. and Ivanov V. (2016). The Eye-tracking Study of the Line Charts in Dashboards Design . In Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-175-5, pages 203-211. DOI: 10.5220/0005692102030211


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@conference{ivapp16,
author={Pavel A. Orlov and Tatiana Ermolova and Vladimir Laptev and Alexey Mitrofanov and Vladimir Ivanov},
title={The Eye-tracking Study of the Line Charts in Dashboards Design},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={203-211},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005692102030211},
isbn={978-989-758-175-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2016)
TI - The Eye-tracking Study of the Line Charts in Dashboards Design
SN - 978-989-758-175-5
AU - Orlov P.
AU - Ermolova T.
AU - Laptev V.
AU - Mitrofanov A.
AU - Ivanov V.
PY - 2016
SP - 203
EP - 211
DO - 10.5220/0005692102030211