For more information and for rates, contact
Professor Kathryn Summers.
The lab can be rented on a full-day or half-day basis, and rental includes the assistance of a graduate student to set up and run the eye-tracking equipment.
University of Baltimore
Academic Center (basement)
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Once you arrive at the Academic Center through the main entrance on Charles Street, turn right and continue all the way down the hall (near the Office of the University Registrar). Make a right through the doors to the stairwell. Continue straight back past the stairs until you find the stairs leading down to the lab.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Usability testing ensures your intended audience can carry out tasks—for example, purchasing items, identifying relevant information, communicating with appropriate parties—efficiently, effectively and satisfactorily. Therefore, user testing can help your organization:
We've enjoyed using the usability lab at the University of Baltimore to test both PC- and browser-based games. It is conveniently located in the heart of Baltimore and has up-to-date equipment and recording software, and we really enjoy having the real-time eye-tracking capacity. The staff are professional and courteous, and we look forward to running many more studies in their lab.
— Jason Schklar, Initial Experience Consulting
The Usability Lab staff, led by Professor Kathryn Summers in the School of Information Arts and Technologies, provides support to complement your research needs. This may include:
We love working with the UB Usability Lab. They have the latest eye-tracking equipment and assistants who'll help you set up and analyze your test results. Their location next to Penn Station also makes it convenient for D.C.-area people. They're very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
— Nicole Burton, user experience evangelist, U.S. General Services Administration