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A new focus on end-users: eye-tracking analysis for Digital Libraries

Sykes, J. and Dobreva, M. and Birrell, D. and McCulloch, E. and Ruthven, I. and Unal, Y. and Feliciati, P. (2010) A new focus on end-users: eye-tracking analysis for Digital Libraries. In: 14th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2010). UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Eye-tracking data was gathered as part of a user and functional evaluation of the Europeana v1.0 prototype, to determine which areas of the interface screen are most heavily used and which areas attract users’ attention but are not effectively used in search. Outputs from eye-tracking data can offer insight into how advanced search functions can be made more intuitive for end users with differing interests and abilities, and can be used to inform continued interface development as digital libraries look to the future. Results led to recommendations for the future development of the Europeana digital library.