visualization: making faces exhibit

What are you looking at?

An interactive exhibit to demonstrate how eye-tracking can be used to explore face processing.

I developed this exhibit in tandem with research conducted with the Bass Connections: Art, Vision, & the Brain team. It was designed to complement the Making Faces exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

What are you looking at?

Knowing where a person is looking can tell you about what parts of an image are most meaningful. In the case of faces, studies show our gaze is often drawn to features like the eyes and mouth.

Here you see eye-tracking data from real participants as they looked at images from the MAKING FACES exhibit. Based on the patterns, which image do you think they were they looking at?

Choose the appropriate image:


site design: Jeff MacInnes