Eindhoven University of Technology

The main interest of the Human Technology Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology concerns the question how people deal and interact with technological systems, how this affects human life in positive and negative ways and how these interactions can be optimized.

The Observer is available in both labs. The Observer is a professional software program for the study of behavioral processes. It can be used to log activities, postures, movements, positions, facial expressions, social interaction, human-system interaction or any other aspect of human behavior.

The digital video recordings are automatically started and stopped from within The Observer so that observational data scored 'live' and video recordings are synchronized. After the test(s) the collected data can be used to find specific events in the video for more detailed qualitative analysis and to calculate statistics (task duration, frequency, etc.). Video highlight clips are generated from within The Observer for presentation purposes.

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Kidslab. View from the control room of the "Kidslab". This lab is especially designed to facilitate (meta) usability tests with children.
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Uselab. View from the control room of the "Uselab". The Uselab is multifunctional and can be used for a variety of research applications in different settings (e.g. for usability testing, focus groups).  

Eindhoven University of Technology

Department of Technology Management Subdepartment of Human Technology Interaction
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands