The Usability Laboratory offers a
specially equipped usability engineering facility with resources
well over NZ$100,000.
This is permanent facility which is
available for commercial and research projects. At the most,
facility use costs our clients NZ$1,200 per product/project.
The Usability Laboratory offers two
types of facilities:
A formal suite of rooms:
- 2 testing rooms.
- 1 viewing room.
- 1 overview room.
- 1 reception area.
- 1 camera.
- 1 microphone.
- 1 scan converter.
- 1 picture-in-picture mixer.
- 1 DVD writer.
- Comprehensive facilities.
- Flexible setup.
- Enables detailed and insightful
findings to be made.
- Collect a wide range of
qualitative and quantitative data.
- Collect data from the computer
- Record users facial and body
- Developers able to view test
while in progress - provides instant recognition of usability
issues and better insights into user requirements.
- Enables the provision of
usability summary and storyboard of findings.
Usability Laboratory Formal Suite
Usability Laboratory has two user testing rooms:
single user room ideally suited for testing one or two
users at a time.
- A group
user room which can hold up to twenty people.
Single User Room
Group User Room (7 x 7 metres)
- Studies with more than one
- Observing group interaction.
- Focus groups.
- Design sessions.
- Viewable from viewing room
through one way glass.
- Portable furniture.
- Customisable arrangements.
- Large whiteboards (including a
printable one) and projector screens.
- Portable interactive large
interactive display surface (LIDS) boards.
- No difficult setup.
- Whole room easily heard.
- Wide range of tools.
- Digital equipment.
- Recorded images clear and easy
- Flexible setup - use of both or
one testing room at one time.
- 2 eight-input-eight-output
switchers provide eight different inputs to be directed to up to
eight different outputs.
- 2 four-quadrant multiplexer
systems (four separate video inputs, one mixed video output)
- 1 configurable: quadrants are
moveable, resizeable, zoomable and cropable.
- 1 picture-in-picture multiplexer
system (two separate video inputs, one mixed video output)
- Configurable: insert moveable
- 2 digital editing video
- 1 analog video recorder.
- 6 14" monitors.
- 1 21" monitor.
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