Ekeus, Henrik and Plumbley, Mark D. and McOwan, Peter W. (2012) Eye Tracking as Interface for the Design of Generative Visual Forms and Patterns. In: Predicting Perceptions: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Appearance. Lulu Press, Edinburgh UK, pp. 117-121. ISBN 978-1-4716-6869-2
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When working with generative systems, designers enter into a loop of discrete steps; external evaluations of the output feedback into the system, and new outputs are subsequently reevaluated. In such systems, interacting low level elements can engender a difficult to predict emergence of macro-level characteristics. Furthermore, the state space of some systems can be vast. Consequently, designers generally rely on trial-and-error, experience or intuition in selecting parameter values to develop the aesthetic aspects of their de- signs. We investigate an alternative means of exploring the state spaces of generative visual systems by using a gaze- contingent display. A user’s gaze continuously controls and directs an evolution of visual forms and patterns on screen. As time progresses and the viewer and system remain coupled in this evolution, a population of generative artefacts tends towards an area of their state space that is ‘of interest’, as defined by the eye tracking data. The evaluation-feedback loop is continuous and uninterrupted, gaze the guiding feedback mechanism in the exploration of state space.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||saliency, generative systems, digital morphogenesis, emergence, eye tracking, aesthetics, HCI, form finding|
|Depositing User:||Dr Stefano Padilla|
|Date Deposited:||07 May 2012 12:01|
|Last Modified:||08 May 2012 12:30|
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