Computer Labs

AIT Labs

Location: AC 216, AC 223
Hours: M-F 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

Framed around IT industry certifications, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Information Technology prepares students for successful careers in information technology. The program is rooted in computer science, centered around microcomputers and server-based computing, and focuses on the details of how computer technology works. The curriculum provides a solid academic foundation in (i) networking, (ii) developing desktop and server-based applications, and (iii) building and supporting web sites, while at the same time preparing students for critical IT industry certifications in these areas. The program’s two teaching labs are integral to the practical aspects of the program.

PC Software

  • WinXP
  • SQL Server
  • Visual Studio 2005
  • JBuilder
  • Textpad
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Office 2007
  • Visio 2003
  • MS Project
  • IIS/Apache
  • Norton AV
  • Dreamweaver (AC 216 only)
  • Virtual Playground/Player/Windows and Linux Images (AC 223 only)

SDE Lab

Location: AC 219
Hours: M,W,TH,F 12pm-5pm; Tuesday 12pm-2pm; Saturday 10am-4pm

Keeping pace with the rapidly changing tools of the game industry, the SDE lab houses 24 current generation computers and a full range of popular game consoles. Lab facilities include tools for drawing, texturing, 3D modeling, 2D and 3D animation, modding, and digital audio.

Mac Software

  • OS X 10.4
  • Poser 6
  • Vue 5 Professional
  • Shade 8 Standard
  • Macromedia Studio

PC Software

  • MS Server 2003
  • Norton AV
  • 3DS 8
  • Macromedia Studio
  • Adobe CS2
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Tomb Raider Level Editor
  • Thief 3 Level Editor
  • Camtasia
  • Office 2007
  • Visio 2003
  • MS Project
  • IIS/Apache
  • VLC
  • DirectX SDK (June 2006)
  • Sony Soundforge
  • Visual Studio 2005
  • TextPad
  • XNA
  • Dev C++

Usability Lab

The University of Baltimore’s User Research Lab, established in 2002 by Dr. Kathryn Summers, provides a full range of usability and user research services to support university and industry research needs. Supervised by Dr. Summers, University of Baltimore graduate students use the lab to perform a variety of quantitative and qualitative research projects and industry projects.

The software offers picture-in-picture recording of user interaction with computer interfaces using Morae. It also offers gaze replay, gaze plot, and hot spot maps of user gaze data collected with a Tobii T60 eyetracker and Tobii Studio software.

An observation room with a two-way mirror, connected monitors that echo the participant’s screen, and a professional sound system allow multiple people to observe testing sessions without being obtrusive.