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Usability Lab

The usability lab in the School of Library and Information Science uses state-of-the-art equipment — including eye tracking, multiple camera views and detailed analysis software —  to assess user behavior and interaction with a website or search engine, for example, to guide or improve its structure and architecture.

The lab is used by faculty and students in the user experience design (UXD) concentration (Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management), as well as for other courses and faculty research.

For more information, contact UXD faculty David Robins, Ph.D., or Karl V. Fast, Ph.D.

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The usability lab uses the Tobii eye-tracking system,which follows a user’s eye  movements as she or he navigates a website. The program maps out the way eyes glide over a website, with different sized dots signifying the amount of time the eyes linger on a point on the page.

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