Some services are able to directly analyze WebPages using their statistics, frequently visitors clicks.
They are not directly designed to analyze desktop GUIs, which are dynamic, and content of 3D window naturally gets most of the attention. I wonder how interface like Inventor Fusion may look like under eye-tracking study, where technology appeared to be presenting options based on the task with some predictive choices based on contextual next step/options for the selected feature. Preview looks futuristic like a movie interfaces.
Nemetschek Scia website
This is attention heatmap result for Scia Engineer website. It is well organized, and actual content – Release of 2010 - grabs most of the attention. But you can also notice, that there are lot of different hotspots, which is generally evaluated as negative aspect – it is hard to keep focus on most important ones. Hotspot with second most attention points is not linked to any other page.
In MS Words empty document, main user focus is on most frequently used text formatting tools – font properties. Situation is different when you use same analysis for document with content – content naturally grabs your attention, since then it is all about the content. Results are similar to available real results for ribbon attention heatmaps.
Not frequently used scroll bars holds too many space, it is also most attention hotspot. It makes no difference if different layout is used.
In single check, the natural focus is on the beam stirrups schematics with detailed graphic and text. Results and calculation options are not in main focus.