Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Rodwell heads the UX Lab at the University of Houston. The lab aids students, faculty, and community partners in integrating user experience research into their work. Our research-driven approach delivers user-centered design solutions across industries.
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Short for User Experience

Term used to describe the overall experience people have when they interact with a product or service, such as a website, app, or physical item. The Interaction Design Foundation defines UX as "the process design teams use to create products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users." This covers everything from branding and design usability and functionality. In other words, UX designers are responsible for designing the entire user experience, ensuring that the product is user-friendly, visually appealing, and effective in meeting the user's needs.

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Equipment List


  • Tobii Pro Fusion eye tracker (must take free Tobii training or use supervised)
  • Soundproofed Control Room with mixing console that includes the ability to manipulate PTZ cameras and audio in the observation room, point-to-talk microphones to broadcast audio into the observation room, A/V screens (6), 2 computer monitors, and visualization wall with one flat-screen TV monitor
  • Observation room with PTZ ceiling cameras, 6-piece table that can be separated or used as one larger table, ceiling speakers, and visualization wall with one flat-screen TV, controllable from the Control Room
  • Dell with the capacity to record all video taken by observation room cameras
  • Mac Pro
  • iPad Pro tablets (2)
  • Samsung tablets (2)
  • Dell laptops (2)
  • Apple Laptops (2)
  • Amazon Echo


  • Adobe Creative Suite (including XD)
  • Axure RP
  • InVision
  • Figma
  • Miro
  • Sketch
  • Video and Audio Recording Software
a color rendering of the control room in the UX Lab
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