Welcome to the
User Research Center
What We Do
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.
At the URC you can:
- Get advice from experts on best practices in user experience (UX).
- Consult with experts on usability and digital accessibility projects.
- Recruit students from our participant pool for remote or in-person user testing.
- Attend learning opportunities like workshops and presentations.
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. View photos of the lab space and equipment.