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Musings on the science of perception

Motion - Part 2

Posted by Jon on 15 April 2015 | Comments

Whether hunting food, escaping predators or simply trying to judge a safe path from place to place motion perception is hugely important to almost all creatures which can see. We humans are no...

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Motion - Part 1

Posted by Jon on 28 February 2015 | Comments

Our visual system is highly attuned to motion. Biologically speaking this serves several vital functions, including finding prey and escaping predators. Below we have a nice peaceful scene. octopus_static Now, let's add some motion. ...

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ScreenLab Tutorials

Posted by Jon on 2 July 2014 | Comments

To help you get started with using ScreenLab we've put together some quick screencasts to show you the features on offer. These are based on the standard plan. This first video walks through...

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TED talks on perception

Posted by Jon on 21 May 2014 | Comments

Just a quick one today. We saw these talks on TED by Beau Lotto and Oliver Sacks and thought you guys might be interested. They both talk about perception from different angles. Beau Lotto...

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The art of eye tracking

Posted by Jon on 8 May 2014 | Comments

We’ve talked a lot about using ScreenLab to assess websites, but today we want to take a break and have a little fun. Our designers challenged the scientific team to show what ScreenLab...

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Changing times

Posted by Jon on 25 April 2014 | Comments

Websites are dynamic entities. News websites in particular have to respond to changing events. In today’s blog we take a closer look at how their design shifts when major events take place. As we...

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Entertainment websites

Posted by Jon on 13 April 2014 | Comments

Entertainment websites cover a wide range of different topics and styles, but they typically have one thing in common: they all present content for users, with top picks, recent additions and an archive...

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Successful web design

Posted by Jon on 2 April 2014 | Comments

In this week’s post we’re going to take a look at what ScreenLab can tell us about the design and layout of successful websites. Using data from Quantcast we’ve analysed the most popular US...

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