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Heatmap to tell you where to put the most important content on screen

Where should we put the most important content in a document, options in a software UI, or elements on a web page?

Below is a heatmap of my mouse pointer over 4 hours of general computer usage. It should give you an idea of where I work on my screen (22″ LCD). It would not be much different for other users, doing casual tasks on any which monitor.

Heatmap of my mouse path

Heatmap of my mouse path after 4 hours of casual PC usage

A far better (and more scientific) study to answer the question above would be eye tracking. So then why am I talking about mouse heatmap? Not everyone gets to conduct an eye tracking study. My intention behind promoting this is for us to get a first-hand idea of the fact that screen real estate is partially and more importantly selectively used. So use it optimally to communicate.

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