Screen or Tabletop: An Eye-Tracking Study of the Effect of Representation Location in a Tangible User Interface System

  • Mina Shirvani BoroujeniEmail author
  • Sébastien Cuendet
  • Lorenzo Lucignano
  • Beat Adrian Schwendimann
  • Pierre Dillenbourg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9307)


This article presents a comparison of the effects of input-output location (co-located versus discrete) on user performance in a tangible user interface (TUI) system. We conducted a mobile eye-tracking study with two different versions of a TUI system and, despite similar performances in both conditions, our findings revealed differences in the users gaze patterns, shedding new light on the underlying cognitive processes.


Tangible interface Eye-tracking Representation location 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mina Shirvani Boroujeni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sébastien Cuendet
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Lucignano
    • 1
  • Beat Adrian Schwendimann
    • 1
  • Pierre Dillenbourg
    • 1
  1. 1.CHILIÉcole polytechnique fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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