Analyzing viewing patterns while reading picture books

Emi Ishita, Shinji Mine, Chihiro Kunimoto, Junko Shiozaki, Keiko Kurata, Shuichi Ueda

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We examine the eye movements of children who can read books on their own as they read printed picture books. Our analysis focuses on two points; 1) Is it the pictures or the text that they most frequently gaze at?, and 2) In what sequence do they read picture books? Our results indicate that children look at both text and pictures, but that there are large variations in the ratio of viewing time for each child. Both circular and linear patterns are found in the sequence of eye movements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJCDL'10 - Digital Libraries - 10 Years Past, 10 Years Forward, a 2020 Vision
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Annual Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2010 - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Duration: Jun 21 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries


Other10th Annual Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2010
CityGold Coast, QLD

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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