Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. Context-Awareness and Context-Driven Interaction

Volume 8276 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 26-33

Breaking the Pattern: Study on Stereoscopic Web Perception

  • Diego González-ZúñigaAffiliated withUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • , Alexey ChistyakovAffiliated withUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • , Pilar OreroAffiliated withUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • , Jordi CarrabinaAffiliated withUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona


With this paper we document an experiment that is defined to test to what extent stereoscopic depth may control a user’s gaze pattern while performing a search task. The experiment consisted in displaying a search engine result page created in a 2D and 3D side by side format, and a questionnaire that gathers information about participants’ opinion towards a stereoscopic 3D experience. While this experiment is a first pilot and more research is needed, it is indicative of user behavior. In this paper we describe preparations for the study, hardware and software tools used to carry out the experiment, and results analysis.


3D stereoscopic stereoscopic 3D web web page interface search engine user interface human factors