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Usability Lab - Evaluating Interaction Design

Human-Computer Interaction Group, University of Konstanz

The Usability Lab provides an environment for the evaluation of our interaction designs and visualization techniques. It is equipped with high-end testing equipment including a Seeingmachines faceLAB eyetracking system and the Noldus Observer software. Besides, since it is more and more important to adress the context and go into the field the lab hosts our equipment for mobile usability tests as well (e.g. wireless cameras, a head-mounted eyetracker). Furthermore, we also use our main lab, the Media Room, as an evaluation environment - for focus groups, controlled experiments of novel input devices, and as a living lab in the context of the MedioVis 2.0 project.

Main Project: The eLmuse project is concerned with longitudinal approaches to usability evaluation. The Usability Lab provides the perfect environment to analyze different methodological approaches and establish a common understanding of longitudinal evaluation methods.


Room: PZ 908

Prof. Dr. Harald Reiterer

A Day in the Lab

Our group and our labs were featured in ACM interactions magazine. Learn more about our activities, research philosophy and technical infrastructure in the PDF of the article.

Why study HCI?

Learn more about competencies and job opportunities of HCI experts in a mentor conversation with Prof. Dr. Reiterer.

Learn about the various job opportunities for usability experts on the website of the German chapter of the Usability Professionals Association.

Student's corner

In our academic area, students can get informed about our workgroup's lectures and themes for bachelor or master thesis in the field of HCI. Learn more about HCI...



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Box D 73
78457 Konstanz


+49 (0) 7531 88 2442


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