Eye-based Interactive Systems

Research Activities


Attention Feedback for Data Exploration Tasks

Despite the fact that using information-rich UIs comes with huge potentials to support better decision-making, there are also challenges regarding users’ limited attentional resources....









Gaze-based Task Resumption Support

In the “interruption age”, we are getting used to frequently shifting our attention to secondary tasks while working on a primary one. ...









Joint Attention Support in Remote Meetings

The number of remote team meetings significantly increased during last years. Although remote collaboration has many advantages, new challenges arise with an increasing amount of video conferences in our daily life. ...









PrEyeCo: A Privacy-aware Remote Collaboration System for Joint Attention Support

In remote collaborations, gaze visualizations can provide coordination and communication support. However, the users’ willingness to share their gaze data in remote collaborations is low since they have privacy concerns. ...









EyeTC: Attentive Terms and Conditions

Now and then, users are asked to accept terms and conditions (T&C) before using Internet-based services. Previous studies show that users ignore reading T&C most of the time and accept them tacitly without reading. However, ...









Use Eyes as an Input for Interactive Information Dashboards

Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI&A) systems are well recognized as con-tributing to decision-making. ...









User-Adaptive Systems with Machine Learning

The usage of eye tracking technologies increased in different contexts during last years. This creates an opportunity to design user-adaptive systems by integrating eye-movement data and ...









Eye-based Mixed Reality Applications

Mixed reality (MR) technology brings together the real and the digital world. In MR, users have access to both physical and virtual items and can manipulate them. ...









Eye Tracking in the Wild

Mobile eye trackers provide evidence objective insights into human behavior by showing how people are processing information while working with new devices. ...





Alexander Mädche  Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche


Team Lead

Dr. Peyman Toreini  Dr. Peyman Toreini


Doctoral Researchers

M.Sc. Moritz Langner  Moritz Langner


B.Sc. Macrel Ruoff  Marcel Ruoff

Associated Researchers  

 Julia Seitz


 Markus Dölken

Student Assistants

 Shi Liu

 Pascal Roller

Recent Thesis Students

Simon Martin Barth (Running)

Jonathan Beller (Finished 2021)

Sina Mohazzeb Jahromi (Finished 2021)

Alexander Burmeister (Finished 2021)


ZKM: Zentrum für Kunst und Medien


KIT IPEK - Institut für Produktentwicklung - Fahrzeug- und Akustikprüfzentrum



Exploring the Potential of NeuroIS in the Wild: Opportunities and Challenges of Home Environments.
Greif-Winzrieth, A.; Peukert, C.; Toreini, P.; Adam, M. T. P.
2021. Proceedings NeuroIS Retreat 2021, Virtual Conference, June 1-3. Ed.: F. D. Davis, 48–56
Designing Attentive Information Dashboards [in press].
Toreini, P.; Langner, M.; Maedche, A.; Morana, S.; Vogel, T.
2021. Journal of the Association for Information Systems
EyeTC: Attentive Terms and Conditionsof Internet-based Services with Webcam-based Eye Tracking.
Toreini, P.; Langner, M.; Vogel, T.; Maedche, A.
2021. Proceedings NeuroIS Retreat 2021, Virtual Conference, June 1-3. Ed.: F. D. Davis, 125–133, Springer
Designing Attentive Information Dashboards with Eye Tracking Technology. PhD dissertation.
Toreini, P.
2020, October 26. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000124898
Cody: An Interactive Machine Learning System for Qualitative Coding.
Rietz, T.; Toreini, P.; Maedche, A.
2020. ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2020), Online, October 20–23, 2020. doi:10.1145/3379350.3416195
AttentionBoard: A Quantified-Self Dashboard for Enhancing Attention Management with Eye-Tracking.
Langner, M.; Toreini, P.; Maedche, A.
2020. Information Systems and Neuroscience : NeuroIS Retreat 2020, Virtual Conference, June 2-4, 2020, www.NeuroIS. Ed.: Fred D. Davis, 266–275, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-60073-0_31
Using Eye-Tracking for Visual Attention Feedback.
Toreini, P.; Langner, M.; Maedche, A.
2019. Information Systems and Neuroscience – NeuroIS Retreat 2019. Ed.: F. D. Davis, 261–270, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-28144-1_29
Designing User-Adaptive Information Dashboards: Considering Limited Attention and Working Memory.
Toreini, P.; Langner, M.
2019. ECIS 2019 proceedings . 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Stockholm & Uppsala, Sweden, June 8-14, 2019. Research Papers, Paper: 139, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Enhancing Joint Attention in Collaborative Information Dashboards with Shared Gaze Awareness.
Toreini, P.; Benke, I.; Langner, M.; Schaumann, S.; Schwarzenboeck, J.; Bamberger, C.; Maedche, A.
2018. SIGHCI 2018 Proceedings - HCI/MIS Workshop 2018 - The 17th Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, San Francisco, California, December 13, 2018, AIS eLibrary (AISeL)
Tool Support for Design Science Research—Towards a Software Ecosystem: A Report from a DESRIST 2017 Workshop.
Morana, S.; vom Brocke, J.; Maedche, A.; Seidel, S.; Adam, M. T. P.; Bub, U.; Fettke, P.; Gau, M.; Herwix, A.; Mullarkey, M. T.; Nguyen, H. D.; Sjöström, J.; Toreini, P.; Wessel, L.; Winter, R.
2018. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 43 (Article 17), 239–256. doi:10.17705/1CAIS.04317
Designing Attention-aware Business Intelligence and Analytics Dashboards to Support Task Resumption.
Toreini, P.; Langner, M.; Maedche, A.
2018. 26th European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018, Portsmouth, UK, June 23-28, 2018. Ed.: U. Frank, Code 143975, Association for Information Systems (AIS)
ServiceDesignKIT: A Web Platform of Digital Service Design Techniques.
Liu, X.; Leung, E. T.-M.; Toreini, P.; Maedche, A.
2018. International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST) - Designing for a Digital and Globalized World, Chennai, India, June 3–6, 2018, 34–48, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91800-6_3
Improving Digital Nudging Using Attentive User Interfaces: Theory Development and Experiment Design.
Hummel, D.; Toreini, P.; Maedche, A.
2018. 13th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST), Chennai, India, 3rd – 6th June, 2018, 1–8
Designing Attention-aware Business Intelligence and Analytics Dashboards.
Toreini, P.; Morana, S.
2017. Designing the Digital Transformation: DESRIST 2017 Research in Progress Proceedings. 12th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, Karlsruhe, 30. Mai - 1. Juni 2017, 64–72, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000069452
Interest-based Recommendation in Academic Networks using Social Network Analysis.
Toreini, P.; Chatti, M. A.; Thues, H.; Schroeder, U.
2016. GI Edition Proceedings Band 262 DeLFI 2016 – Die 14. E-Learning Fachtagung Informatik : 11.-14. September 2016 Potsdam. [Hrsg.] Ulrike Lucke, 23–35, Köllen
SNA-Based Recommendation in Professional Learning Environments.
Chatti, M. A.; Toreini, P.; Thues, H.; Schroeder, U.
2016. eLmL 2016 : The Eighth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning, 24. - 28. Apr 2016, Venice, Italy, 49–54, Curran Associates, Inc