Evaluation of Progressive Image Loading Schemes
Image loading in web browsers typically manifests itself in two ways. One behavior is for the browser to withhold the image until it is fully downloaded. Typically, an empty space is displayed in the interim period. The second method that web browsers employ is to progressively render the image as data is received.
Research Team: Chris Harrison, Anind K. Dey, and Scott E. Hudson
Chris Harrison, Anind K. Dey, and Scott E. Hudson. 2010. Evaluation of progressive image loading schemes. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '10). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1549–1552. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/1753326.1753557
Figure: The probability distribution of how likely pixels will be selected as "important" in an image. A linear green to red scale is used, which represents a range of probabilities from 0% (never) to 52% (maximum likelihood).