Nail it!

7 December 2015 / Tim Holmes

When I posted the last blog on the latest round of “eye-tracking tips of the day”, I sat back and wanted to congratulate myself on nearly 20,000 words of wisdom and a job well done, but there was a niggling sense of incompleteness that I couldn’t quite put my finger on! Earlier in the week,…


Staying on track 8: ToTD 36-40

17 November 2015 / Tim Holmes

When I started the first round of eye-tracking tips back in May, it was on something of a whim because I’d spotted a few issues that seemed to occur across multiple projects and thought them worth sharing with a wider audience. As Twitter tips they were intended to be snappy little nudges in the right…


Staying on track 7: ToTD 32-35

12 November 2015 / Tim Holmes

Last week it turned out I had more to say than even I expected on Tip 31, so rather than hit you with a super long entry containing the usual 5 tips, I decided to split it. So this week I wanted to catch up on Tips 32-35 before we get into the final week…


I can see clearly now…

5 November 2015 / Tim Holmes

This week I’m just covering a single tip because it’s a really important one and it turned out I had more to say on the subject than even I was expecting! Next week I’ll catch up on the remaining tips from last week and be tweeting the final 5 in this current series. Tip 31:…


Staying on track 6: ToTD 26-30

28 October 2015 / Tim Holmes

This week I had the pleasure of having one of my tips quoted back to me whilst I was working on-site at a University. It was in-fact the University that kicked off my very first tip of the day, so it’s great to know that some benefit is coming from this! Unfortunately, they are also…


Staying on track 5: ToTD 21-25

19 October 2015 / Tim Holmes

It’s been a while now since the Real World Eye-tracking Workshop at Royal Holloway, and plans are well underway for the second one. This reminded me that I had quite a few tips left over from the first wave of Eye-tracking Tips of the Day, and so while we’re firming up dates for the next…


Goodnight Vienna

25 August 2015 / Tim Holmes

As we taxied towards the runway at Vienna airport this evening, facing directly into the most orange of sunsets, I was rather sorry that the conference was over.  This was certainly due, in no small part, to the location and organisation which was top notch, but also very much down to the attendees whose energy…


A bird? A plane? No, it’s Conference Man!

19 August 2015 / Tim Holmes

A recent edition of the ever excellent “This American Life” podcast stated that when you ask most people what superhero ability they’d like to have they tend to say things like “ability to fly” or “invisibility” or “I want to be indestructible”. All good choices indeed, but after 9 years of attending computing, design, vision,…


All eyes on Vienna!

18 August 2015 / Tim Holmes

After a quick game of spot the vision scientist at Heathrow Terminal 3 and with the European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM) abstract book loaded onto my iPad for inflight reading (yes, I’m THAT nerdy), I headed out for the bi-annual gathering of 600+ researchers into all things oculomotor.  Conferences like this are taken pretty…


Statute of imitations!

10 August 2015 / Tim Holmes

I don’t normally discuss my private life on this blog, but it’s already August and I am preparing to head out to the European Conference on Eye-Movements (ECEM) in Vienna, Austria, which for me can mean only thing. No, not that it’s time to dig out the Sound of Music on Blu-ray, although now I…