CHI EA 2019
Conference paper

Different specialties, different gaze strategies: Eye tracking opportunities in seismic interpretation context

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Identifying how geoscientists interact with seismic images allows a deeper understanding of their rationale and the seismic interpretation process itself. Moreover, identifying nuances involving seismic interpreters performing slightly different roles opens new possibilities relative to how decision support systems could become part of the seismic interpretation. In this work, we detail an eye tracking study involving 11 seismic interpreters interacting with two seismic images. The results show that seismic interpreters, with different specialties, interact with seismic images differently. From the results, it is possible to better characterize gaze strategies from different seismic interpreters, which could also be used as input information for decision support systems.