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Human-Computer Interaction lecture series: Visual Attention in Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Interactions. Katarzyna Wisiecka, PhD Candidate in Psychology and Informatics at SWPS University & Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology.
May 4 @ 11:15 - 12:00
Katrzyna Wisiecka, PhD candidate in psychology and informatics at SWPS University & Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, will give a seminar on May 4th, at 11:15.
TITLE: Visual Attention in Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Interactions
WHEN: Wednesday 4 May, 11:15-12:00
WHERE: MediaFutures and Zoom:
Computer-mediated interaction has become an integral part of our daily routines. Despite decreased non-verbal communication and face-to-face contact with partners of collaboration, people learned how to remotely work together. The consequences of decreased non-verbal signals such as gaze communication on collaboration quality in remote settings are however not fully investigated. The present PhD project intends to examine in four eye tracking experiments the role of visual attention during face-to-face and computer-mediated interaction. The project has three interrelated aims: (1) examining the relationship between interaction quality and gaze patterns in remote and face-to-face collaboration; (2) facilitating workspace awareness among collaborators by visualization of the partner’s gaze direction; (3) investigate whether gaze communication enhances physiological synchronization measured by heart rate variability (HRV) in computer-mediated collaboration. Current results suggest that remote collaboration is challenging for participants and its quality benefits from gaze visualizations during task solving. Enhancing gaze communication during remote collaboration has the potential to increase physiological synchronization between collaborators. Broadening the knowledge about physiological correlates of computer-mediated collaboration is a step to develop gaze-based solutions tailored to remote interactions.
Katarzyna Wisiecka, M.A. in clinical psychology, current PhD candidate in psychology and informatics at SWPS University & Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. She is a member of the Eye Tracking Research Center at SWPS University. Her main research interests include social synchronization and gaze communication in computer environments. She is a scholarship holder in grants funded by the National Science Center and National Centre for Research and Development in Poland. She also takes part in numerous international projects including media accessibility and human-computer interaction such as LEAD-ME funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the EU.