27 Jun Spotlights Skim Reading – Aalto University Research
Spotlights: Attention-Optimised Highlights for Skim Reading
The paper contributes a novel technique that can improve user performance in skim reading. Users typically use a continuous-rate-based scrolling technique to skim works such as longer Web pages, e-books, and PDF files. However, visual attention is compromised at higher scrolling rates because of motion blur and extraneous objects with overly brief exposure times. In response, we present Spotlights. It complements the regular continuous technique at high speeds (2–20 pages/s).
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2016.