Specs for usability lab

18 Jan 2010 - 11:57am
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Hilary Bienstock

Hi, all,

I've been tasked with getting together specs for a usability lab that one of my clients is building. I'm thinking a standard three-stage lab with a relatively large participant room for group testing, if that ever comes up. But I don't have specifics yet. Has anyone out there done this before? Any advice?



19 Jan 2010 - 6:19pm

Hey Hilary,

the University of Baltimore has a usability lab on campus. There is
some information on their site posted about it. I believe they also
allow visits to check it out so I'm sure they could answer any
questions you have or by phone/email.


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22 Jan 2010 - 3:43am
Harry Brignull

Hi Hilary

You'd be best of starting with a clear idea of the type of research they
want to be running. Do they want people in the viewing room be able to "tune
in" to any of the participants in the group research room? Will the research
be "normal" qualitative usability testing or hardcore quant? Do they have a
budget in mind?

Once you've done the requirements capture, the lab will almost design itself


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