Cheese: tracking mouse movement activity on websites, a tool for user modeling

Florian Mueller, Andrea Lockerd

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Conventional web interfaces respond to and consider only mouse clicks when defining a user model. We have extended this and take into account all mouse movements on a page as an additional layer of information for inferring user interest. We have developed a straightforward way to record all mouse movements on a page, and conducted a user study to analyze and investigate mouse behavior trends. We found certain mouse behaviors, common across many users, which are useful for content providers in increasing the effectiveness of their interface design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI'01 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'01
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1581133405, 9781581133400
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2001 - Seattle, United States of America
Duration: 31 Mar 20015 Apr 2001
Conference number: 19th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2001
Abbreviated titleCHI 2001
CountryUnited States of America


  • Context
  • Mouse activity
  • Mouse movements
  • User study
  • Web mouse tracking design guidelines
  • Web page design

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