Research

Traditional, explicit methods are limited because there is no guarantee that a test subject's responses will be honest or accurate. Implicit research, however, offers the benefit of objective measurement. Real behaviors (such as actual purchases or movement through a physical or online store) are recorded, providing researchers the data to substantiate more valuable insights into consumer behavior. These methods are becoming standard for ad measurement and package design. Eye tracking fits into this overall trend as a powerful implicit method. Advancements in wearable eye tracking allow for new types of studies that were not possible previously due to cumbersome technology. Now, researchers can equip subjects with eye tracking glasses and better understand how a person interacts with different messages and channels in any environment.