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3621587 Eye tracking, 5 Cp 
Code 3621587  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Eye tracking  Abbreviation EYE 
Credits5 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0530 Computer Science 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Computer Science (J,K) 

Learning outcomes 

After the course, students understand and can use eye-tracking devices, design simple eye-tracking studies and analyse their results. Students understand the foundations of eye-tracking on physical, theoretical, programming and device levels. Students also understand basics of interactive use of eye-tracking and its challenges. More information:


Eye and human visual system, visual attention, pupilometry, eye movements, eye tracking principles, eye-movement data analysis and visualization, eye-tracking as a usability evaluation method, real-time gaze-based and gaze-added interaction.

Modes of study 

Course – and project work in groups, active participation. Course cannot be taken without project work completed.

Teaching methods 

Online course with project work, some practical labs and demos

Study materials 

Holmqvist, K., Nyström, M., Andersson, R., Dewhurst, R., Jarodzka, H., & Van de Weijer, J. (2011). Eye tracking: A comprehensive guide to methods and measures. OUP Oxford. Handouts             

Evaluation criteria 

Grade 0-5, homeworks: 7-8 (each 5-10%), project work in a group 40%. Active participantion in labs and equipment demos (1-2 times).


Human Factors of Interactive Technology


Autumn 2020

Offering data 

Course is offerred primarily for degree students

Further information 

Teaching in English


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration not started (JOENSUU): Eye tracking  Web course  Roman Bednarik  26.10.20 -15.12.20
Registration not started (KUOPIO): Eye tracking  Web course  Roman Bednarik  26.10.20 -15.12.20

Future exams
No exams