A review of eye-tracking and usability in computer games

  • Allen M
  • Gough N
  • Mehdi Q
  • et al.
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This paper reviews current research and practices in the fields of usability, eye-tracking and computer/video game (CVG) evaluation, and examines whether eye-movement metrics can be used to effectively evaluate CVGs. Productivity software has to be usable, i.e. efficient, effective and satisfying, when enabling a user to achieve a particular goal or outcome. However, games are bought to be fun and provide a challenge. This study examines how traditional usability criteria can be applied when evaluating CVGs and discusses whether eye-movement metrics can provide practical information regarding the game-interface, game-mechanics and game-play.




Allen, M., Gough, N., Mehdi, Q., & Wink, B. (2003). A review of eye-tracking and usability in computer games. In 4th International Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation GAMEON 2003 Proceedings (2003) (pp. 26–30).

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