Research in User eXperience Lab (RUX)

The Research in User eXperience (RUX) lab investigates issues related to user experience and usability of software, products, and processes.

The lab conducts research and provides consulting services to industry in the following areas: 

  •          Usability testing
  •          Expert/heuristic review
  •          Eye tracking
  •          Out-of-the-box experience evaluation
  •          Competitive product analysis
  •          Requirements gathering (online surveys, interviews, focus groups)

Contact: Dr. Barbara Chaparro.

Recent Publications

  1. Turner, C. J., Chaparro, B.S., & He, J. (in press). Texting While Walking: Is It Possible with a Smartwatch? Journal of Usability Studies.
  2. Xu D. J., S. Abdinnour, B. Chaparro (2017). An Integrated Temporal Model of Belief and Attitude Change: An Empirical Test With the iPad.  Journal of the Association for Information Systems18 (2), 113-140.
  3. Turner, C. J., Chaparro, B. S., & He, J. (2017). Text Input on a Smartwatch QWERTY Keyboard: Tap vs. Trace. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction33(2), 143-150.
  4. Phan, M. H., Keebler, J. R., & Chaparro, B. S. (2016). The Development and Validation of the Game User Experience Satisfaction Scale (GUESS). Human Factors58(8), 1217-1247.
  5. Jardina, J. R., & Chaparro, B. S. (2015). Investigating the usability of e-textbooks using the technique for human error assessment. Journal of Usability Studies10(4), 140-159.
  6. Smith, A. and Chaparro, B.  (2015). Smartphone Text Input Method Performance, Satisfaction, and Preference with Young and Older Adults, Human Factors, 57(6), 1015-1028.

Recent Presentations

  1. Gannon, E., He, J., Gao, X, & Chaparro, B. (2016). RSVP Reading on a Smart Watch. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual MeetingWashington, D.C.
  2. Abdinnour, S. & Chaparro, B. (2015) iPad Usage for University Competition Voting. Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Conference, Seattle, WA, November.
  3. Pfannenstiel, A. & Chaparro, B. (2015). An Investigation of the Usability and Desirability of Health and Fitness-Tracking Devices. 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Los Angeles, CA 2-7 August.   
  4. Phan, M., Chaparro, B., & He, J. (2015). Can You Judge a Video Game by Its Cover? An Exploration of Subjective Impressions and Eye Movement Patterns. 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Los Angeles, CA 2-7 August. 
  5. Canare, D., Chaparro, B., & He, J. (2015). A Comparison of Gaze-Based and Gesture-Based Input for a Point-and-Click Task. 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Los Angeles, CA 2-7 August.
  6. Teves, J., Fouquet, S., Chaparro, B., Kennedy, B., & Chan, R. (2015). Decoding the Mobile EMR User Experience: Clues to Designing Effective Health-care Software Interfaces for Different Provider Groups. HFES 2015 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Improving the Outcomes, Baltimore, Maryland

Lab Information

To learn more or to schedule an appointment to speak with a faculty member, contact:

Barbara S. Chaparro, Ph.D.
COAS 401.29