Eye Tracking

Top Ten Eye Tracking Blogs

Background Information

When going on the prowl for a new arti­cle, the young aca­d­e­m­ic researcher, who is not too famil­iar with all the big names, research venues and jour­nals typ­i­cal­ly starts their research look­ing the desired top­ic up in books, wikipedia (or oth­er dic­tio­nar­ies) and most recent­ly also in blogs (which hap­pen to be increas­ing­ly writ­ten by aca­d­e­mics in their spare time). Since I start­ed adapt­ing that prac­tice a while ago for fields in which I lack pro­fi­cien­cy, I thought why not share this idea. As an aca­d­e­m­ic, you usu­al­ly often want to give back to the com­mu­ni­ty that nur­tures you. Therefore, I would like to present my top ten of blogs that deal with eye track­ing (often in a research con­text). It has to be not­ed that such a list is always high­ly sub­jec­tive and may only be to my own gus­to. If your blog is not on that list and you feel it should be, feel free to leave your URL and a com­ment. Without fur­ther ado, here goes my per­son­al top ten:

The Top Ten List

  1. Martin Tall on Gaze Interaction. Martin is a PhD stu­dent in HCI at the IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark and blogs about all things relat­ed to eye track­ing and gaze inter­ac­tion. Very inspir­ing and per­son­al.
  2. COGAIN. This is not so much a blog as more of news site from the Communication by gaze inter­ac­tion researchers. This is where you find rel­e­vant con­fer­ences and arti­cles on gaze inter­ac­tion. Good start­ing place for researchers.
  3. Eyetracking. Set your strat­e­gy. Unfortunately, this Chilean blog from Research AyerViernes is in Spanish, how­ev­er you can let Google trans­late it for you auto­mat­i­cal­ly. Especially inter­est­ing to indus­try.
  4. Eye track­ing for behav­ioral analy­sis. A French com­pa­ny blog from Pertech (which you can also trans­late to English) shares fun­ny arti­cles and news from the world of eye track­ing.
  5. This ain’t no game! Samuel Almeida, who recent­ly con­tact­ed me about my game usabil­i­ty slides, blogs about his the­sis project “Eye move­ment analy­sis for aug­ment­ing video game devel­op­ment”, which is delight­ful and inter­est­ing. Good luck on your project, Samuel.
  6. Eye Tools Blog. This is a blog about “design and con­tent opti­miza­tion through eye track­ing” from the eye tools com­pa­ny, which has not been updat­ed for a while.
  7. The Eye Tracking Blog. Lots of short, incom­plete infor­ma­tion relat­ed to eye track­ing. Older arti­cles some­times pro­vide no ref­er­ences to the news sto­ries. Unfortunately, the blog has a very anony­mous feel to it as no authors are ref­er­enced, it almost feels like it is writ­ten by a search spi­der that reg­u­lar­ly crawls google for eye track­ing stuff.
  8. Yellow Line. Matteo Penzo, who worked with eye track­ing at the University of Rome before 2007, still has a few pieces of his work on his blog.
  9. User Interface Engineering. Again, not real­ly a blog, but a com­pa­ny site that has a few arti­cles relat­ed to eye track­ing.
  10. Feng GUI. A blog about a crazy tech­nol­o­gy to gen­er­ate eye track­ing heatmaps with­out eye track­ing. Amazing, geeky and inter­est­ing.

Let’s not for­get that you can always come back here and read my arti­cles about eye track­ing.

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Eye Tracking Blogs

  1. Wow!
    I’m real­ly delight­ed to see my blog made the list. Thanks Lennart for the hon­or­able men­tion.
    Now, I’ll have to keep it up to date more often!
    By the way, I can’t believe the blog didn’t send me a ping back for the link. I only found out about this post today 🙁
    Take care!

  2. Hi from Australia!

    I’m a psy­chol­o­gist and I blog about how tech­nol­o­gy can help peo­ple live bet­ter lives.

    My work includes usabil­i­ty test­ing with eye track­ing and oth­er user expe­ri­ence con­sult­ing.

    I am also the Tobii eye track­er reseller in Australia and New Zealand and enjoy blog­ging about eye track­ing. My lat­est post looks at how faces can be used in design to direct people’s atten­tion.

    I tweet about eye track­ing at @jamesbreeze and @tobiieyetracker. I also man­age numer­ous social net­works for Tobii, these are list­ed on my blog here http://snurl.com/elgqa

    Thanks for the list!
    James

  3. Hey — thanks for the men­tion. We are just get­ting start­ed on our eye track­ing web­site. We want­ed to pro­mote eye track­ing to the usabil­i­ty and design com­mu­ni­ty since we love the stuff. So we start­ed with some sum­maries of recent research plus links to the sources. We have plans to post orig­i­nal con­tent lat­er this year…

    Jay

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