Finding relevant items: Attentional guidance improves visual selection processes

Sonja Stork, Isabella Hild, Mathey Wiesbeck, Michael F. Zaeh, Anna Schubö

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Abstract

In daily life and at work people are confronted with complex information. Especially elderly or disabled users might be overburdened by the amount of information and distracted by irrelevant items. Due to this, they possibly fail to find and select relevant items in visual search. This could be demotivating for the use of media like the internet or could result in an inability to achieve certain job requirements. A method for supporting performance in visual search tasks is the guidance of attention. The present study compares different methods for attentional guidance. Results show a benefit for peripheral exogenous cues realized as luminance changes in comparison to endogenous central cues. Possible applications for the proposed attentional guidance method are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI and Usability for e-Inclusion - 5th Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2009, Proceedings
Pages69-80
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event5th Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2009 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 9 Nov 200910 Nov 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5889 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference5th Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2009
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityLinz
Period9/11/0910/11/09

Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Augmented reality
  • Eye movements
  • Human performance
  • Information presentation
  • Visual search

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