About the VECTR Lab

The members of the Virtual Environments, Cognition, and Training Research (VECTR) Lab advance science, develop new technology, and educate the next generation of researchers. Our work makes people safer, healthier, more comfortable, more knowledgeable, and more aware. Our goal is to develop knowledge and products that serve the public interest.

How can research psychology address technology problems?

In this presentation, Principal Investigator David Schuster explains how psychological research can be applied to tough problems involving people and technology.

What is human-systems integration?

Human-systems integration is the process of including humans in the design of human-technology systems. In this video, researcher Gordon Vos explains the role of Human-Systems-Integration at NASA:

How does the VECTR Lab innovate?

Our research generates new knowledge with immediate implications to systems of people and technology. We also develop tools and products that aid our research or allow us to apply our findings directly.

VECTR Card Sort

  • Web-based card sort tool for knowledge elicitation researchers, UX practitioners, and cognitive engineers
  • Completely free with an open-source license coming soon
  • Windows 10 app version for offline use available upon request
  • VECTR Card Sort has its own terms of service and privacy policy.
  • Launch VECTR Card Sort

Space Control

  • A simple game to teach human factors control concepts
  • Four levels randomly vary in control order and gain
  • Runs on most mobile and desktop web browsers
  • Supports touch and keyboard inputs
  • Launch Space Control

How does the VECTR Lab impact education?

The VECTR Lab is a psychological research lab situated at San José State University. Through the lab, Dr. David Schuster mentors undergraduate and graduate students in research, graduate school, and research careers each semester. The lab implements high-impact teaching practices, including active learning, undergraduate research experiences, and problem-based learning. Through high-impact teaching, the VECTR Lab bridges the classroom, professional world, and community.