Usability Lab

Usability Lab

The UCLA Library conducts some usability studies in a Usability Lab located within the Library Information Technology department staff area. The lab is is the process of being developed and is currently only for library staff use, but it is possible to contact Sharon Shafer to examine the lab and inquire about using it on a case by case basis.

The UCLA Library is considering the possiblity of including a usability lab within the Young Research Library Renovation.

Software Morae usability testing and market research software version 3.2.0 (TechSmith) JingPro Version 2.3 Express Scribe (free digital transcription software)


  • Six PCs. (only one of the PCs has Logitech camera and Morae Software)
  • Logitech Camera / with Audio
  • Transcription Foot Pedal
  • digital audio recorder (my personal little Sony thing)
  • Bring your own. Library staff….Video Camera checked out from LCS (available to UCLA Library Staff)

Physical Space
Cubicle with large windows and room for six workstations Cubicle is adjacent to a glassed off conference room. The Glass conference room equipted with a PC, projector and Morae Observer software.

Directions to LIT Usability and Assessment Lab
On the East side of Powell Library (across from the Humanities Bldg) – Take the large steps to first floor entrance door. Upon entering the door, you will be on the first floor and the elevator is on the right. Take the elevator to the third floor and you will enter directly in to 390 Powell. Take the elevator because the stairway leads to a locked door.


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