Usability Lab Setup

7 Sep 2010 - 1:00am
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newuser
2010

Hi,

We are planning to setup a stationary usability lab in India. Towards this, I would require details about different lab layouts. Could you please share few lab layouts or resources that talks about various lab layouts ?

Thank you,

Suresh.K

 

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8 Sep 2010 - 7:06pm
Abhay Rautela
2008

Hi Suresh

You should find this link helpful: http://www.theuxbookmark.com/2010/03/usability-engineering/tours-of-usability-labs-across-the-world/

It contains a photographic tour of over thirty usability labs from all over the world and covers a range of application domains, organizations and technology. It shows how the rooms were designed , and what equipment and software tools are being used for data collection and analysis.

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On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 12:48 PM, newuser <mail2skandeeban@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

We are planning to setup a stationary usability lab in India. Towards this, I would require details about different lab layouts. Could you please share few lab layouts or resources that talks about various lab layouts ?

Thank you,

Suresh.K

 

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9 Sep 2010 - 1:42am
alfpooh
2009

Hi,

Recently, I set up a UT room for my UX consultancy InnoUX.com.

Because we don't like any mirrors and small dark room, we try to use digital equipment instead of analog video/audio.

In UT room, we use 3 digital HD camcorder (Bat/ACC powered) and you can watch it from remote observation room with big digital TVs. For this, HDMI amplifier, HDMI splitter were installed. Distance between UT room to observation room is about 8m (So you need HDMI amplifer). HDMI can transmit video and audio at same time. No other audio equipment is needed but actually we use analog wireless mic/receiver set for back up (for monitor). First cam capture front scene, scecond cam capture details (screen shot) and third is for the other viewpoint.

1. It is cheaper.

2. You don't need to stuck in dark, hot room.

3. TV can show superior quality than tone-downed mirror.

4. It is mobile. Even it can broadcast video through WI-FI.

I hope you can get some idea from my experience.

Thanks.

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