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Usage Regulation

Human-Computer Interaction Research and Application Laboratory Usage Regulation

Description: Human-Computer Interaction Research and Application Laboratory (HCILAB) has been developed in order to design, implement and evaluate the interactive technologies such as web sites and other computer software. IBELAB consists of control and test rooms. It is possible to record the screen and track the eye movement of user during the study. This obtained data gives information about usability of the interface.

Location: Human-Computer Interaction Research and Application Laboratory, Computer Center, 1st Floor (Room No: 109-110)

Management: HCILAB is operated by Human-Computer Interaction Research and Laboratory management dependently on Computer Center.

Service Types:

The Laboratory and Equipment Usage
Usability Study

Pricing: Human Computer Interaction Research and Application Laboratory serves to the Foundation Universities, State Institution and Private Sector for a fee. In order to get information about pricing, you may fill the related application form for the laboratory usage and contact the laboratory assistant through 0 312 210 33 57.

Application and Usage Procedure: In order to use HCILAB or apply for the usability test, appropriate form under “Reservation” menu can be filled. After demand is created, the Laboratory Management review the application, organize the program and send an e-mail to the applicant about application.

Usage Priority:

1) Scientific Research (ODTU departments and units)

2) Scientific Research (outside ODTU)

3) Public and Private Sector Studies 

Terms of Service:

During the study, researchers should use laboratory as it is, even if a problem occurs they should not interfere with any device and they should inform Laboratory Management about the issue. Otherwise, the researcher is obligated to recompense the damage that occurs as a result of the intervention. 

The researcher is responsible for the laboratory equipment and physical security of laboratory environment while s/he has the laboratory key. The financial damage occurred during that time are issued by researcher.

Laboratory Management has the right to cancel reservations because of technical issues and academic prioritization.

Laboratory usage charge should be transferred to the relevant bank account at least two days before study starts. Otherwise, Laboratory Management has the right to cancel the reservation.

In case of delayed payment, 10% delay fee will be added to the cost of the next study charge.

For the usability studies conducted by HCILAB, 10% of the bid price should be transferred to the relevant bank account as a deposit before the study starts. The deposit is not refunded in case of cancellation of the study by firm.

Researchers should be aware of the fact that the study should be conducted without effecting the participants physically and psychologically.
Besides, the researcher will apply to the Ethics Committees if necessary since the study requires human as the source of data. Ethics Committees
Application is needed to be submitted by the the researcher. 

Working Hours: Human Computer Interaction Research and Application Laboratory is open between 09:00-12:30 and  13:30-17:00 hours on weekdays. In addition, a half day is reserved for cleaning and maintenance. Studies conducting on out of working hours can be carried with the approval of Laboratory Management.


 Phone: (0312) 210 33 57

 E-mail: ibe[at]metu.edu.tr

 Web: hci.cc.odtu.edu.tr