|Information School Facilites||
We also have the new iSpace, which is a shared space to study, work in groups, or just meet friends to chat or eat lunch. The space has two breakout meeting rooms which students can book to do group work, as well as PCs and printing facilities.
You can get fast, free, secure Wi-Fi all over campus and in University accommodation. If you have a problem with your computer we'll investigate it for free.
|The Sheffield iLab||
The iLab is a state-of-the-art suite of rooms where you can record a variety of activities in order to collect research data. For example, you might design a user interface and then ask participants to test it whilst recording where they click on the screen, what they look at and their emotional reaction to what they are doing, to make sure that what you have designed really works.
You can also record focus groups and interviews easily in controlled conditions, so this facility could really be useful to you when you come to undertake your dissertation project.
The Digital Media Lab is a flexible space with room for 16 users with laptops and multiple HD display screens, and is great for group working or research studies with multiple participants.
The Usability Lab is set up primarily for single person studies, to look like a standard office environment.
The Control Room is the hub of the facility and from where you can observe participants through one-way mirrored glass or on screen from one or more of the High Definition digital video cameras. The whole study can be recorded to digital recorders for analysis later on.