Planning routes - eye tracker study
What would I have to do?
How much time will it take?
Where and when is the study?
I'm interested, so what next?
Who are we looking for?
People who use either a manual or powered wheelchair
Aged between 18 and 65
You should have everyday experience of the use of online maps and/or mobile phone maps and navigation aids.
Use of eye movement technology requires that participants have good vision or vision that is corrected with contact lenses or glasses. In the event that the eye movement glasses do not work with an individual’s own glasses or lenses then we will record the session using a hand held video camera.
Note: The research team are not medically trained, if you need any personal assistance then please bring an appropriate person with you.
Exact dates and locations will be confirmed once we know how many people are interested in taking part and where they are based.
Dates are likely to be throughout April 2016 at one of the project partner's locations which include:
University College London (UCL), central London
Aspire, Stanmore, north London (TBC)
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London (TBC)
Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Carshalton Beeches, south west London (TBC)
Digital Accessibility Corporation, near Swansea (TBC)
PART 1: Computer task
We will ask you to plan a route between 2 locations on a computer using
any route planning tools you usually use (e.g. Google Maps, TfL Journey Planner)
a specific website route planner that we will give you
You will need to wear eye tracking glasses which help us to understand where you look on screen.
PART 2: Outside wheelchair task following a given route
We will ask you to make a short journey near the study centre using
a turn-by-turn navigation aid
a map-based navigation aid
If you are comfortable wearing the eye tracking glasses for this task then we would welcome this, however you should not do so if you feel it would compromise your safety in any way.
After each part there will be a short interview with a researcher who will ask you about your experiences during the tasks.
The study should take 2-3 hours per person. This will vary by person as it may take some longer than others to complete each task.
Let us know you are interested by sending an email with you name, how you wish to be contacted and your preferred locations for the study: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also want to look at the following documents. If you do take part then you will need to sign the informed consent form (this can be done on the day of the study).