Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Lab

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Oshawa, Ontario
What the facility does

Conducts controlled experiments that aim to examine and evaluate how people interact with computer technology.

Areas of expertise

The Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Laboratory is a leading-edge facility in the field of computer science, dedicated to analyzing human interactions with new and innovative technology. Under the direction of Dr. Jeremy Bradbury, the lab is comprised of a team of talented industry professionals, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

The facility includes two primary areas in which research is conducted. It features an experimental space where human participants interact with a variety of devices, including large-screen touch displays, desktop computer and mobile devices, along with an observation area for real-time observation of participants.

Research services

The Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Lab provides a dedicated space for conducting human-subject user studies with one to three participants. The lab also provides facilities to support user observation including cameras and eye-tracking equipment.

Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)
Head mounted eye trackerUsed to obtain eye tracking data during user studies.
Video camerasUsed to obtain video and audio data during user studies.