Gazepoint Eye Tracker Software

These heat map visualization videos use Gazepoint Eye Tracker software in the AMP Lab to analyze eye movements while reading. The first video is the visualization of the reading of one of the pages of ‘The Killing Joke’ by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. It tracks the eye movements of our AMP Lab assistant, Rachel Hartnett.

The second video is a visualization of the reading of  an illustrated adaptation of “The Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll. It tracks the eye movements of Dr. Lisa Swanstrom.


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Klynt is “an interactive editing and publishing application dedicated to creative storytellers.” It’s most important features include: a visual storyboard, mixed media editing, photoshop file imports, cloud video plugins, a custom menu with Google Maps, a responsive mini player, detailed analytics, and the ability to share your project through various social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr). A 14-day free trial of the application is available, as well as reduced pricing for students and educators.

Timeline JS


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Timeine JS is “an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines.” Users can make these timelines in 4 simple steps: add dates, text, and media links to a pre-set google spreadsheet; publish the spreadsheet to the web; copy/paste the spreadsheet’s url to their generator; and embed the code they give you to your website.

Wordles for FAU’s ENC 1101 Readings

Students in Florida Atlantic University’s ENC 1101 classes in the Fall 2014 semester will read the articles “Visible Man: Ethics in a World Without Secrets” by Peter Singer and “Kiki Kannibal: The Girl Who Played With Fire” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. These texts further the semester-long discusssion of technology and the potential misuse that comes with it.

Our AMP Lab Assistant, Rachel Hartnett, created a word cloud for both of these articles to assist instructors using Wordle. The word clouds will illustrate to the students a visual representation of the text; the words that are used the most are the largest and are therefore of the most importance.

You can view the full size word clouds by clicking on the smaller versions below:

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