The Usability Lab is essentially made up of three rooms:
- Group Lab
- Single Lab
- Control Room The figure shows the floor plan of the lab. The control room is between the two actual lab rooms and is seperated from each of them with one way mirrors. These mirrors allow you to observe the participants in the lab rooms without distracting them.
The group lab (41,55 m2) is the largest room of the entire lab. Its main purpose is to observe and record group situations (e.g. focus groups). Group discussions can be recorded on video for later analysis.
The single lab (27,50 m2) is designed mainly for single tests. It is possible, for example, to conduct classical usability tests in which participants are recorded on videotape while working on a specific task. Eye tracking and measuring physiological variables can be done in this lab, too.
In the control room (20,13 m2) all the signals from the two lab rooms join and can be deliberately combined and merged. Besides the two test rooms and the control room there is a wardrobe, a storage room and a waiting room for participants.