Several members of the Autodesk Labs team are in our shiny new space at One Market. Compliments of others, I have posted some pictures about the Customer Briefing Center and Gallery at One Market.
The space also features a usability lab. Recently two of our developers, Frederic Loranger and John Schmier, used the lab to test some technologies related to software as a service. The usability lab has one of those two-way mirrors that allows the person hosting a usability test to observe the participants as they partake in the study. We had a few of our own team members be our guinea pigs.
Autodesk Labs Software Developer, Frederic Loranger, sets up the study.
The equipment is all behind the mirror.
The participants only see a screen, keyboard, and mouse.
Software Architect, Ben Cochran, participates in the study while Frederic observes.
Autodesk Labs Software Developer, Brian Budge, participates while Frederic observes.
Software Engineer, John Schmier, monitors results in real time while Frederic observes.
Learning about software as a service by testing ourselves is alive in the lab.