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Staff and student working in UX Lab in Alumnae Gym

User Experience (UX) Lab

The User Experience (UX) Lab is dedicated to studying and supporting UX research and design. UX research, usability testing, and other specific user-centered approaches are important to the development of effective spaces and tools.

Why Use the Lab?

The UX Lab provides a space for education, consultation, and lending of UX-specific hardware and software, and support for planning and carrying out UX studies.

Consultations are available for students, staff, and faculty who are interested in UX!

  • UX Project Planning, Strategy, and Research
  • Usability testing, Interviews, Card Sorting
  • Survey Creation
  • Brainstorming Workshops
  • Choosing methods for UX study
  • Recruitment for Research Studies
  • Analysis, Reporting, Presenting UX Findings

It all begins with consultation!

Visit the Libraries User Experience guide to learn more.

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Lab Spaces

Located on the 3rd floor of the Alumnae Gym, the lab consists of two spaces available to the Smith community. Read more about the lab on our User Experience guide.



Hours & Contact

AG 306 - Main collaboration and study space

Usability testing, training, focus groups, study sessions

Weekday consultations when Smith College classes are in session

Reserved times and scheduled sessions, email Sika Berger at

AG 305 - Usability testing space

Specialized equipment for recording sessions, private space for user interviews

Email Sika Berger at or book an appointment with her for more information.

Contact UX Lab

User Experience (UX) Lab
Alumnae Gymnasium 306
83 Green Street
Northampton, MA 01063


Email Sika Berger or book an appointment with her for more information.