The Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems has research labs in both Watts and Cockcroft buildings at the University of Brighton's Moulsecoomb Campus.
In Watts, centre members are housed in a newly refurbished suite, including two specialist computer labs, The Security Lab is a dedicated space in which members can safely engage in cyber related activities, including malware detection and deactivation, and penetration testing, in a contained and controlled environment without possible impact to other campus networks. The IoT Lab is a research platform exploring the potential of crowdsourcing and Internet of Things.
In Cockcroft, the Usability Lab is used for evaluating and testing user experience, behaviour and usability aspects of technologies, including mobile, ubiquitous, cross platform services. The lab setting also facilitates capturing qualitative and quantitative data of users' interactions and behaviour, aiming to simulate a domestic non-intrusive 'lounge' context of use. This is particularly important for evaluating applications such as mobile apps, game-based, interactive television, wearable and ubiquitous computing. The Usability Lab consists of double rooms including a Subject Room and an Observation Room. The Subject room is fitted out as a domestic lounge, and between the two rooms there is a two-way mirror enabling the evaluator from the observation room to test users whilst they are interacting and using the technologies without distraction. The lab includes cameras for audio/video recording of an evaluation session. The video and audio feeds from the room are combined via a video multiplexer and digitiser to be stored for quantitative and qualitative analysis by specialised software.
The centre also specialises in 3D dynamic modelling for cultural heritage artifacts.
For more information about the resources and facilities the centre has please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.