Do you know what eye tracking is, but think it sounds complicated? In this course, you can learn from experienced researchers and make mistakes in a safe environment, before you start your own eye tracking project.
An eye tracker is a tool that measures where someone looks and how the eye moves. The technology is commonly used in fields such as psychology, neurology, and human-computer interaction, but is also commonly used in more applied areas such as human factors research and marketing. While being an extremely powerful tool to probe human visual behavior, there are many practical and methodological skills one must acquire to use eye tracking effectively. More information.
This course gives participants a practical introduction to eye tracking, with a focus on hands-on exercises with state-of-the-art eye tracking hardware and software.
The course takes place at the Lund University Humanities Lab, which has long-standing expertise in eye tracking methodology and education. The main bulk of teaching will take place in the Digital Classroom, a unique facility equipped with 16 Tobii Pro Spectrum eye trackers, meaning that each participant can work alone or in pairs with a dedicated high-end system throughout the course. Other eye trackers that are available to try out are an EyeLink 1000 Plus, and several pairs of Tobii Pro Glasses 2 and Tobii Pro Glasses 3.
Recommended reading before the course
Holmqvist, K., Nyström, M., Andersson, R., Dewhurst, R., Jarodzka, H., & Van de Weijer, J. (2011). Eye tracking: A comprehensive guide to methods and measures. OUP Oxford.
The course is open to everyone who wants to learn more about eye tracking methodology and how to practically work with eye trackers. While no background knowledge is required, the course contains enough possibilities to explore deep technical and methodological questions to also benefit the advanced user. It is recommended to come to the course with a specific research project in mind to maximize benefit from the course.
Richard Andersson is a former researcher in cognitive science, with a focus on eye-tracking methodology and psycholinguistics. Richard is a co-author of the highly cited book “Eye tracking: A comprehensive guide to methods and measures”. Richard now works for Tobii, helping them make better solutions for researchers.
Diederick Niehorster is a researcher who has been working with eye tracking since 2005. He has experience with eye -tracking research in a wide array of scientific fields as well as applications in industry, and has experience helping eye -tracking users from all walks of life with their eye -tracking studies. Diederick is an avid programmer who has developed several tools for beginnering and advanced eye tracking researchers,see https://github.com/dcnieho.
Marcus Nyström is a researcher and dedicated teacher who has been working with eye tracking and eye movement research since 2003. His research spans over several fields and is almost always highly interdisciplinary. Marcus has contributed heavily to advancements in eye tracking methodology and has co-authored the highly cited book “Eye tracking: A comprehensive guide to methods and measures”.
Click on the link below to enroll. You will be taken to the page of Lund University Commissioned Education, which consists of an application form and further instructions:
Do you have questions or want to know more about the course? Please email:
Marcus Nyström: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diederick Niehorster: email@example.com