Visit and guest lecture of Dr. Stefanie Müller (ZPID)

The Centre for welfare studies and Centre for Social Informatics at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana will be hosting Dr. Stefanie Müller, the Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID) at the University of Trier, between May 19 and May 22.

Dr. Müller is visiting the Faculty of Social Sciences as part of the bilateral agreement with University of Trier, which is co-funded by the Slovenian Research Agency and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

During her visit she will give an invited lecture »Eye-tracking in usability research« to graduate students of Social Informatics. The lecture will take place in room FDV-15 on Tuesday, May 21 at 14.00.

The abstract of the lecture and Dr. Mueller's short academic bio are enclosed below.


Eye-tracking in usability research

A well-known phrase says that the eyes are the windows to the soul and, in usability research that aims to understand how the user feels and experiences the interaction with a product, employing eye-tracking has indeed shown to be advantageous. In this session, the basic concepts underlying the research of eye movements as well as its historical development will be reviewed, before narrowing down on how eye-tracking can nowadays contribute to usability research. The main part of the talk will focus on the do’s and don’ts of designing a usability study that is combined with the recording of eye movements and a practical example of an on-the-fly data analysis will be given.


Stefanie Müller obtained her PhD in the lab of Katja Fiehler at the Department of Experimental Psychology at Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen and stayed three more years as a PostDoc. Her research focused on multisensory integration of visual and haptic information and the reference frames used to spatially code somatosensory stimuli. Since October 2018 she is the head of the study planning, data collection, and data analyses services at the ZPID in Trier where she implements a panel/eye-tracking lab allowing researchers to collect data free of charge.

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