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Human-Centred Computing Laboratory

The Human-Centred Computing (HCC) Laboratory is a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)-funded research lab under the direction of Jeremy Bradbury, PhD, Christopher Collins, PhD, and Julie Thorpe, PhD. The HCC Lab is a unique space at the university, designed for conducting controlled experiments that allow researchers to better understand and evaluate how people interact with leading-edge computer technology.

The lab includes two main areas:

  • An experimental area where human participants interact with software running on a variety of devices including large-screen touch displays, desktop computers and mobile devices. This area is equipped for participant observation and includes a mobile head-mounted eye-tracker, recording software and multiple video cameras.
  • An observation area for real-time observation of the participants. This area is equipped with a workstation to run usability observation software and two monitors for experiment observers. 
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