We have implemented a number of changes to the CRC facilities and are excited that faculty and students have been quick to take advantage of these newly designated research spaces. Our Resource Guide details the various facilities, technology, and services available.
B01A: Viewing Room
This room serves as the observation and recording area for B01B: Multipurpose Research Room and B02B: Naturalistic Research Area. The space is equipped with a 2-way mirror, multiple chairs, and a digital recording tower. The recording tower can create audio/video recordings of sessions in B01B and B02B.
B01B: Multipurpose Research Room
This room can be used for a variety of purposes (e.g., interviews, experiments, focus groups, meetings, and presentations). The space is equipped with 6 flexible tables, 12 chairs, a 65” smart 3D TV with A/V hook–ups, a Blu-Ray player, and a virtual reality workstation (Alienware Tower PC, Oculus virtual reality headset, and 2 Oculus Touch controllers).
This is an open kitchen with a sink, cupboards for storage, a refrigerator, a microwave, a Keurig coffee machine, and a drip coffee maker. The space is available to faculty and students to use at any time.
B02 Suite: CRC Staff
The CRC staff assist faculty and students with CRC facility, technology, and service needs and questions at the reception desk from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. This suite area has a color laser printer (connected to all computer stations in the CRC). The Lab & Research Manager’s office is located in room B02A of the suite.
B02B: Naturalistic Research Area
This area serves as a living room simulator intended to gather natural responses to media. The room is accompanied with a 65” smart 3D TV with BU cable and A/V hookups, a Blu-Ray player, a PlayStation 4 with 2 wireless controllers, and a PlayStation VR system. The space also has a table with a single-monitor PC computer station allowing for the collection of self-reported data.
This area serves as a waiting and greeting area for individuals participating in research studies. When research studies are not in session, the reception serves as an open meeting area for faculty and students to use at any time. There is also a black/white high capacity scanner/printer/copier.
B04D: Graduate Research Hub
This space is devoted to graduate student research. There are 5 single-monitor PC computer stations for graduate students to use at any time. The space also includes a high capacity black/white printer (connected to all computer stations in the CRC), a large mounted white board, and 5 dedicated doctoral student work stations each with a single-monitor PC computer.
B04E: Collaborative Research Area
This is a private meeting and work space for research and includes 6 tables, 18 chairs, a mobile white board, and a 55” TV with A/V hookups. The TV has the capacity to stream audio/video recordings of sessions in B01B: Multipurpose Research Room and B02B: Naturalistic Research Area.
B04F: Stimulus Collection/Production Lab
This space is dedicated to collecting and producing stimulus materials for research studies. There are 5 iMac computer stations for editing media content and producing stimulus and a small group meeting table.