The Studio

Situated in Mellieha in the north of Malta, Use Ability has invested in a purpose built, state of the art usability testing studio. The studio and dedicated observation facilities, the 'hub' are fully equipped and ready to handle any testing requirements that you may have.

Use Ability usability testing studio in Mellieha Malta.
Use Ability usability testing studio in Mellieha Malta.
Use Ability usability testing studio in Mellieha Malta.
Use Ability usability testing studio in Mellieha Malta.
Use Ability usability testing studio in Mellieha Malta.
Use Ability usability testing studio in Mellieha Malta.

Studio specifications

Desktop PC running Windows

The studio computer is loaded with the latest versions of all current Windows browsers. Should you wish, you can bring your own laptop along and connect it to our recording software using the provided HDMI cable.This is ideal for testing pre production software, wireframes, prototypes and sites that aren’t live on the Internet.

Eye tracking

When performing tests using the studio PC, the eye tracking solution shows where the test participant is looking on screen. This shows as a heat map that allows you to easily see which areas of the screen catch the user's eye. With Use Ability, eye tracking is included as standard.

Device tests

Our testing studio also features a permanently setup device testing area. When performing device tests the computer can capture streaming via, Airplay, Google cast and Miracast. There are also camera feeds that will capture the device being used including the participants gestures and a face cam to capture facial expressions.

Easily configurable testing

The moderator controlled keypad can be used to switch between desktop, HDMI and device inputs and camera views. The keypad can also be used to switch the cameras, microphone and eye tracking on and off.

Audio and Video capture

In the studio, audio of the participant and moderator is captured using a studio quality microphone, video is captured via HD cameras that cover the face, participant and moderator interactions and if necessary a top view of device testing.

Recording and streaming

Controlled via the moderator keypad, the session can be recorded in HD quality locally on our internal network. These recordings are provided for you to view later. The session is also streamed live to our observation lounge, the 'hub' where you are able to interact live with the moderator via a messaging platform.

Observation lounge

View testing sessions live from the comfort of our observation lounge. See the desktop, device, web cam views and eye tracking overlay streamed live to our 2 40" HD TVs. We can also stream this display to other members of your company that cannot be there in person, live via online meeting platforms.

Internet connection

We have fast Business Internet to connect our internal network to the outside world. We also have fast guest Wi-Fi available should you need to get some work done in between testing sessions.