Texas Tech University


The Usability Research Lab (URL) at Texas Tech offers a number of resources to assist its staff in research projects and client testing and design services. Its testing and observation rooms, along with software and hardware, are available to qualified researchers as well as students taking User Experience (UX), Usability, User-Centered Design, or other related courses, or who are engaging in UX research as part of their studies. Contact Dr. Abigail Selzer King if you're interested in making use of the URL's facilities.

Listed directly below is an inventory of the URL's current resources:

Testing & Teaching Room

  • Size: 20 x 20
  • Whiteboard for instruction, testing, planning, and results analysis
  • Two 1-GB Ethernet Ports
  • 1 3 x 6' rectangular work table, 1 6' round work table for paper prototype testing and testing
  • Chairs for teaching, testing, team work
  • Two overhead ceiling cameras
  • One desk with Computer Monitor
  • 2 iPad 2s, 2 mini iPads, 1 Samsung tablet
  • Oculus Rift VR Development System
  • Grinbath EyeGuide Mobile Tracker (eye tracking system)
  • Dell T3400 Computer
  • Couch
  • Playstation 3 Gaming System with LCD Television
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Observation Room

  • Size: 12 x 16
  • Two 1-GB Ethernet Ports
  • One-Way or Transparent Mirror
  • Synchronous audio communication between observation and testing rooms
  • Apple iMac with dual, MC814LL/A 27 inch monitors
  • Bootcamp software for Windows 7/Mac OS
  • Streaming Media Server for remote viewing of live testing
  • Techsmith Morae software suite
  • Grinbath Eyeguide Analyze and Visualize software
  • Sauro's Measuring Usability‚ÄĒUsability Statistics Package
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Axure mobile device prototyping software
  • HP Laserjet 2430 Printer
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Usability Research Lab