Looking for recommendations on a place anyone has used in Manhattan
for doing usability tests. I saw this question in the archive,
(http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=28337) but it had no replies.
What are your requirements? Do you need a special area for
observers, with a one-way mirror, etc., or do you just need space for
equipment, moderator and subject?
If the latter, you could try New Work City. They have a conference
room that would probably work. Otherwise you could set up in one
corner of their main loft area and bring in some freestanding
dividers for privacy.
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We used Murray Hill Center in NYC a few years ago for paper prototype
tests and were pleased with their recruiting, facilities and service
I have worked with New York Focus on a number of occassions and have
had great results - http://www.newyorkfocus.com/new_york/home.htm.
I have also worked with Schlesinger Associates to a lesser extent as
Both facilities can recruit and have a variety of arrangements.
These guys are more aligned with Market research but I have heard
people who have used the more for usability type testing.
The Focus Room, http://www.focusroom.com/
The STC Usability and User Experience Special Interest Group maintains a
listing of labs in New York and elsewhere.
I've had good luck with:
Not a great site, but they did good recruiting and have good facilities.
Been to http://focussuites.com/ a number of times.