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Effects of haptic feedback on gaze based auto scrolling

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NordiCHI 2014: The 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)1595930361, 9781450325424
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2014
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2014 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 26 Oct 201430 Oct 2014


Conference8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2014


Eye tracking enables automatic scrolling based on natural viewing behavior. We were interested in the effects of haptic feedback on gaze behavior and user experience. We conducted an experiment where haptic feedback was used to forewarn the reader that their gaze had entered an active scrolling area. Results show no statistical differences between conditions with or without haptic feedback on task time or gaze behavior. However, user experience varied a lot. Some participants were not able to associate the haptics and the scrolling. Those who understood the connection found the haptic feedback useful. Further research is required to find out a delay between the forewarning and the start of scrolling that is short enough to make the association but yet long enough to support the feeling of control and enjoyable user experience. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Eye tracking, Gaze input, Haptics, Vibrotactile feedback