The Usability Lab is housed in two main rooms. The evaluation room is furnished with a desk and workstation for the usability participant. There is also a large observation room where design team members can watch the evaluation sessions on console monitors or on a large-screen plasma display.
See a virtual tour of our usability lab's conference space, observation area, and its recording equipment.
In the observation room, there is also a large wall-mounted plasma display where observers can watch the evaluation sessions. During a session, observers take notes on any usability issues that a participant encounters.
During a usability evaluation session, observers can see and hear the participant, as well as watching the participant's screen on the observation room display monitors.
Eye-tracking equipment allows a design team to see immediately where a usability participant is looking on a Web page.
Usability Services periodically hosts an open house so you can see the lab, meet our staff and discuss any project ideas you may have.
We also are able to accommodate class visits and tours for organization.
If you would like to set up a class visit or tour, contact David Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org.