screenshot1 screenshot2The aim of the project is to assess the impact of technologically innovative ways of delivering still and moving images over networks on users and their interaction experience.  The project specifically focusses on identifying elements in images, video and web pages on which users' attention is likely to be focussed. This knowledge can be exploited in image coding and Quality of Service (QoS) management.


We use a 3-dimensional approach to media quality assessment, considering task performance, user acceptance and user cost.


Depending on the assessment questions, we collect a combination of quantitative and qualitative data. We use a range of innovative data collection methods, in particular eyetracking.

Results and Implications

The results of the of the studies on images (photos of e-commerce sales assistants) suggest that such facial cues attract visual attention on first time view of a page, but not on repeat exposure. Similarly, unusual navigation menu positions on web portal pages affect user's visual gaze pattern only on first-time view.
xxx John: video results


Workshops and Presentations

  1. Mobile broadcast potential user interface / service guide IST Summit workshop, 23. June, Dresden, 2005
  2. A user-centred mobile TV consumption paradigm, Human Centred Technology Workshop., Brighton, 28-29 June, 2005
  3. Quality of Service for mobile television Talk at Broadcast and Multicast Cluster meeting 9. March, Brussels, 2005
  4. Assessing Quality Requirements beyond MOS Talk at MUSE-MAESTRO Meeting, 1. June at TNO Delft, 2005


  • EyeView
  • EyeTrace

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Oct 2001 - Sep 2004

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