Lab for Usability, Communication, Interaction, and Accessibility (LUCIA)
The Lab for Usability, Communication, Interaction, and Accessibility (LUCIA) is a communication-research laboratory codirected by Dr. Ed Youngblood and Dr. Jo Mackiewicz.
LUCIA facilitates a wide range of communication-related inquiries and projects for public and private sector clients, including research on human-computer interaction, media consumption, group communication, and interpersonal communication. LUCIA also partners with university researchers, particularly those working on funded projects.
LUCIA comprises two experimental rooms and a central control room. Both experimental rooms have three remote-controlled cameras and ceiling-mounted microphones; the recording systems are helpful in conducting focus-group, usability-testing, and media-interaction research. LUCIA offers a range of media-research tools that are appropriate for evaluating both traditional and new media, including Perception Analyzer (a continuous-response system for analyzing audiences), Morae (usability-testing software), and EyeGuide (eye-tracking software and hardware).
LUCIA has a schedule of services (e.g., finding and scheduling test participants, running focus groups, writing reports) and prices that is available upon request. Contact LUCIA@auburn.edu.
For more information about the lab, go to cla.auburn.edu/lucia.Content release date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012