Welcome to the Library's
User Research Center
The User Research Center (URC) at Harvard Library is Harvard's premier lab for user-centered design, digital accessibility, and testing. The URC is located in Lamont Library A-10, just one floor down from the Lamont Cafe. View detailed directions for finding the space.
Facilities & Technology
We provide the space and tools for you to test the user experience of your digital products. The lab supports methods like interviews, prototype reviews, usability testing, and accessibility testing. The lab is available for booking or we offer equipment you can borrow to run tests anywhere.
At the URC you can:
- Get advice from experts on best practices in UX.
- Attend learning opportunities like workshops and webinars.
- Consult with experts on usability and digital accessibility projects.
- Recruit from participant pools of Harvard students and assistive technology users.