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The eValuation and User Experience Lab

The VUE lab is a dedicated space for user experience (UX) research and thus can be used for learning, collaboration, design, and evaluation. It is open to UAH faculty/students and to community members. The lab also houses a small format device lab with devices available for testing in-house or externally.

Our Facility

Located in Conference Training Center 125, the VUE lab houses two research spaces partitioned by a short wall. The lab space is flexible and can be used for different functions. For example, the large central room can be used for observations and recording of a small group and the smaller lab area used for one-on-one testing or remote observations. The lab also accommodates planning, initial project scoping, design, and digital prototyping and houses a small device lab.

The lab can be used to research (a) cognitive interactions (walkthroughs, card sorting, modeling, affinity diagramming etc), (b) behavioral interactions (paper prototyping, beta testing etc), and (c) emotional engagements (ethnography and limited biometric testing).

We use industry standard Morae software to observe and record user interactions.

There is video and audio equipment available for recording observations. Participants who require recording are encouraged to bring their own media to save their files.

  • The one room facility can comfortably seat up to 4 observers, and a group of up to 3 testers on computers simultaneously.
  • Focus group space can facilitate 10 people comfortably
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Our Projects

Public Speaking Anxiety Study by Dr. Candice Lanius

Available Software

  • PyGaze Open Source Eye Tracking Analysis
  • Tableau
  • Office 2016 Pro
  • SPSS 23 and 24
  • STATA
  • Solid Edge
  • Balsamiq
  • Morae (Recorder, Observer, Manager)

Available Equipment

  • Six (clean) hardwired desktop computers for remote testing, live testing, and monitoring.
  • Epson EX9200 Pro wireless projector and screen
  • Two Zoom Q2n video recorders for observation
  • GP3 Eyetracking Bar
  • Pupil Labs Mobile Eyetracking Glasses
  • Two Scosche Rhythm+ Heart rate bands and Android tablets for HRV stress monitoring
  • Wireless internet access points
Donations

Reserve the VUE lab