Modeling Session: Eye Movement Analysis

The modeling session was designed to collect PPM instances of students creating a formal process model in BPMN from an informal description. The informal description was formulated in German since all participants were native German speakers, avoiding potential translation problems. The object that was to be modeled is a process describing the handling of mortgage request by a bank. The process model consists of 19 activities and contains the basic control ow pattern: sequence, parallel split, synchronization, exclusive choice, simple merge and structured loop.

For performing the eye movement analysis we utilized a table mounted eye tracker, i.e., Eyegaze Analysis System, recording eye movements using two binocular cameras positioned beneath a 17″ computer display with a frequency of 60 Hz each. Data recording is carried out with the pupil center corneal reflection method. Data collection and analysis is performed using NYAN 2.0.


Task Description [German]: [Download]
Task Description [English]: [Download]

Modeling Tool: Cheetah Experimental Platform


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  • P. Sachse, M. Martini, J. Pinggera, B. Weber, K. Reiter and M. Furtner: Das Arbeitsgedächtnis als „Nadelöhr“ des Denkens. In: Psychologie menschlichen Handelns: Wissen und Denken – Wollen und Tun, pp. 339–367. Pabst, 2014.