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Web Survey Bibliography

Title User Experience and Eye-tracking: Results to Optimize Completion of a Web Survey and Website Design
Year 2016
Access date 09.06.2016
Asking respondents to sign up for online research panel is a difficult task. It requires requesting multiple pieces of information, such as demographics, devices presence/usage details, and sometimes to install an app on their device. However, following best practices in website design and visual design principles can help respondents navigate an online registration survey. This study focuses on using eye-tracking, a technology that allows us to passively study people’s eye movements, and other usability measures to analyze how respondents perceive, understand and experience different designs of the online panel registration surveys (n=16). Eye tracking has been used, mostly for questionnaire testing, within the the survey research field (see Redline and Lankford 2001, Graesser et al. 2006, Galesic et al. 2008, and Lenzer, Kaczmirek, and Galesic 2011). In this study, eye tracking is used to gain insights into the perceptions of four online panel registration websites each with a unique layout, messaging, and visuals. For two of these websites, participants completed the registration survey while eye tracking data was also collected. This paper centers on the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative measures of the user experience, including eye tracking data(e.g., fixation duration and time to first fixation), participants’ verbalizations, and self-reported satisfaction from in-depth debrief interviews. Results include that color and proximity of the “join now” button can drive participants to look or not look at it. Participants preferred images that conveyed the task they were being asked to do versus happy smiling people or icons. The paper will provide recommendations about the design of online registrations surveys utilizing gaze plots, heat maps, and qualitative debrief data, to inform the recommendations.
Year of publication2016
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations