Exploring workload and attention measurements with uLog mouse data

Annemiek van Drunen, Egon van den Broek, Adrew J. Spink, Tobias Heffelaar

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    Abstract

    User–system interactions (e.g., mouse clicks and movements) can be logged with the uLog computer program. A Web-based study with 20 participants was conducted to investigate the feasibility of using uLog data as an indicator of workload and attention. Eye fixation, heart rate variability (HRV), and skin conductance were used to unveil users’ workload and attention and, hence, to validate uLog data as indicators of these. Results on one of the Tasks did indeed show correlations between uLog data and HRV. This is a promising first step toward the validation of uLog mouse data as indicators of workload and attention.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)868-875
    Number of pages8
    JournalBehavior research methods
    Volume41
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • EWI-18380
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • HMI-IE: Information Engineering
    • Workload
    • User–system interaction
    • IR-72965
    • skin conductance
    • psychophysiology
    • Attention
    • Eye tracking
    • METIS-260052
    • heart rate variability

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    van Drunen, A., van den Broek, E., Spink, A. J., & Heffelaar, T. (2009). Exploring workload and attention measurements with uLog mouse data. Behavior research methods, 41(3), 868-875. https://doi.org/10.3758/BRM.41.3.868