• A participant and a moderator conducting a usability test
  • Equipment available to borrow from the User Research Center
  • URC equipment being used at the Cabot Library Discovery Bar
  • Maura demos the Tobii Glasses 2 wearable eye tracker
  • A participant using eye tracking on a desktop computer

Welcome to the User Research Center at Harvard Library

The User Research Center (URC) at Harvard Library is Harvard's premier lab for user-centered design, digital accessibility, and testing. The URC is open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM and 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.