Tag: ECEM

The 19th European Conference on Eye Movements ECEM 2017, Wuppertal, Germany

Yeah…soooo…two years between posting is normal right? I finished my PhD thesis:

Fitzsimmons, G. (2016) The influence of hyperlinks on reading on the web: an empirical approach. University of Southampton, Doctoral Thesis , 231pp.

I graduated:

I kinda had a minor/major ‘what am I doing with my life crisis’ and now I’m good to be integrated back into society. I’ve been to a few EPS meetings in the last two years. I presented the first half of my thesis at EPS in Belfast in April 2017 where I pulled all the faces, ruining any chance of having a professional looking picture of myself.

Fitzsimmons, G., Weal, M. J. & Drieghe, D. (2017, August) Reading for Comprehension versus Skim Reading on the Web: How Skim Reading is Informed by Hyperlinks. Presented at Experimental Psychology Society, Belfast, Ireland.

Then, I just got back from ECEM yesterday where I presented the second half of my thesis. I also have two chapters I have not presented, neither involve eye movements so not possible to present at an eye movement conference! But papers will be written and joy will be had!

Fitzsimmons, G., Weal, M. J. & Drieghe, D. (2017, August) Reading for Comprehension versus Skim Reading on the Web:The Impact of Hyperlinks and Navigation. Presented at European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany.

Wuppertal was an interesting place…

It very very much like a Super Mario level, plenty of pipes.

Excessively hilly, in fact just one giant hill front my hotel to the Uni!

The food was pretty good though and the wine tended to come in a bucket format rather than than by the glass.

I got to chair my session on Usability and Web-based interface design.

I had some interesting questions about my talk and it have actually made me remember why I liked doing this stuff in the first place! Also, I noticed that my graphs kinda look like Baymax from Big Hero 6.

 

The 18th European Conference on Eye Movements ECEM 2015, Vienna, Austria

ECEM 2015 took place at the University of Vienna from August 16 to 21, 2015. It was a very interesting conference and a lovely city to spend time in.

I presented my work on skim reading and hypertext:

Fitzsimmons, G., Weal, M. J. & Drieghe, D. (2015, August) Skim Reading: An Adaptive Strategy for Reading on the Web. Presented at European Conference on Eye Movements, Vienna, Austria.

The presentation seemed to be well received and I had lots of interesting feedback and questions. Also, someone wrote a news article on the session of talks I presented in and I got to be the headline photo. Scary…

Where do we look when we buy e-shop, or read on the Web?

Tyden news story skim reading

Tyden news story skim reading

St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Skim reading presentation

Skim reading presentation

Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift

 

ECEM 2013 – Lund, Sweden

European Conference on Eye Movements – ECEM 2013 in Lund, Sweden was great this year. The talks and posters were consistently interesting and I really loved Sweden. This is the first ECEM where I have seen several researchers looking at how people engage with and read hyperlinks which was really good. It was interesting to see how other people have approached the topic. I look forward to seeing more hyperlink research at the next conference!

I gave a presentation on the first steps of measuring how people read hyperlinks and I was also involved in some other projects that were presented at the conference:

Fitzsimmons, G. & Drieghe, D. (2013, August). Measuring the Impact of Hyperlinks on Reading. Presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Lund, Sweden.

Drieghe, D., Fitzsimmons, G. & Liversedge, S.P. (2013, August). Parafoveal Preview Effects In Reading Unspaced English Text. Presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Lund, Sweden.

Bertram, R., Fitzsimmons, G., Drieghe, D. & Kuperman, V. (2013, August). Why spaces should be replaced by hyphens in English compounds. Poster presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Lund, Sweden.

Yes, the conference took place in a castle.

How Fast can Predictability influence Word Skipping during Reading? ECEM Poster 2011 Marseille

From the 21st to the 25th August 2011 I am attending the European Conference on Eye Movements in Marseille. I am presenting a poster on the topic of word skipping and predictability. Below is a link to a pdf of the poster.

PDF –  How Fast can Predictability influence Word Skipping during Reading?

Fitzsimmons, G. & Drieghe, D. (2011, August). How Fast can Predictability influence Word Skipping during Reading? Poster presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Marseille, France.

The Influence of Number of Syllables on Word Skipping During Reading.

Today I have seen the paper copy of my first publication. It may have had slight administrative hiccups (i.e. published missing the abstract *facepalm*), but it’s still a nice thing to see! I have page numbers and everything! I’m easily pleased.

Fitzsimmons, G., & Drieghe, D. (2011). The Influence of Number of Syllables on Word Skipping During Reading. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 736-741.

Very early on Saturday morning I will be making my way to Marseille for the European Conference on Eye Movements. My first time abroad and my first poster, scary stuff. As long as I don’t miss the plane or lose my poster I will count it as a successful trip.

A scheduled post is set to become live on Tuesday 23rd August (the day of my poster) and it will include the reference and a link to a PDF of the poster. That blog post will also be linked from the poster in the form of a rather geeky QR code. It had to be done!