Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Perspective clients, undergraduate students, and graduate students who are interested in CUDA can find more information about the lab on this page. If you have any specific questions, please contact the CUDA manager at cuda@csulb.edu.

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Perspective Clients

What can CUDA do for my business?

CUDA performs a variety of usability and accessibility evaluation services as part of the product development life cycle. If you would like to learn more about how CUDA can fulfill your business’s needs, visit the Our Services page or contact the lab manager at cuda@csulb.edu.

Who are some clients that CUDA has worked with before?

Some of CUDA’s previous clients include education institutions, government agencies, and private companies. To learn more about CUDA’s previous clients, visit the About CUDA page.

What papers has CUDA published?

A full list of CUDA’s publications can be found on the Publications page.

What is Accessibility?

Accessibility is the degree to which different types of users can access a product or website. It is not only beneficial for websites, but also a legal requirement, according to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. More information about accessibility and the importance of accessibility can be found on the Accessibility – What is it? Page. To learn more about how CUDA can help you improve the accessibility of your product or website, visit the Accessibility Evaluation Services page.

What is Usability?

Usability is a measure of the quality of a user’s experience interacting with a product or web site. More information about usability, human factors engineering, and the benefit of usability testing is available on the Usability – What is it? Page. To learn more about how CUDA can help you improve the usability of your product or website, visit the Usability Evaluation Services page.

Undergraduate Students

How do I become involved in CUDA as an undergraduate?

Undergraduate students can gain valuable research experience by becoming involved with CUDA by enrolling in PSY 499, CLA 492, or becoming involved with an on-campus research program, such as BUILD. Students can learn more about joining the lab by contacting Dr. Kim Vu at kim.vu@csulb.edu.

What do undergraduate students do in CUDA?

Undergraduate students working in CUDA participate in research by both conducting their own research as well as assisting in other lab research. Students can learn more about undergraduate research at CUDA by contacting the lab manager at cuda@csulb.edu.

Graduate Students

How do I get started in CUDA?

Graduate students in the M.S. Psychology, Option in Human Factors program can get involved in CUDA by contacting the lab manager at cuda@csulb.edu.

What work do graduate students do in CUDA?

After completing the training, graduate students perform accessibility evaluations, work on client projects, and contribute to the lab’s publications. More information about CUDA’s ongoing projects can be found on the Current Projects page.

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