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Finding Information on Non-Rectangular Interfaces

With upcoming breakthroughs in free-form display technologies, new user interface design challenges have emerged. Here, we investigate a question, which has been widely explored on traditional GUIs but unexplored on non-rectangular interfaces: what are the user strategies in terms of visual search when information is not presented in a traditional rectangular layout? To achieve this, we present two complementary studies investigating eye movements in different visual search tasks. Our results unveil which areas are seen first according to different visual structures. By doing so we address the question of where to place relevant content for the UI designers of non-rectangular displays.


Florine Simon, Anne Roudaut, Pourang Irani, and Marcos Serrano. 2019. Finding Information on Non-Rectangular Interfaces. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 102, 8 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300332

Bibtext Entry

author = {Simon, Florine and Roudaut, Anne and Irani, Pourang and Serrano, Marcos},
title = {Finding Information on Non-Rectangular Interfaces},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
series = {CHI '19},
year = {2019},
isbn = {978-1-4503-5970-2},
location = {Glasgow, Scotland Uk},
pages = {102:1--102:8},
articleno = {102},
numpages = {8},
url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3290605.3300332},
doi = {10.1145/3290605.3300332},
acmid = {3300332},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
keywords = {non-rectangular interface, user interfaces design, visual search, visualisation},


Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Canada Research Chair
at University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus

As well as: Florine Simon, Anne Roudaut,