The Living Lab™ Healthcare User Research Facility

Your Focus Group and Product Usability Evaluation Resource

About The Living Lab™

The Living Lab™ is conveniently located in Carlsbad, California, just 30 miles north of San Diego and 50 miles south of Irvine. We offer use of 2,500 square foot of state-of-the-art space configured specifically for healthcare focus groups, in-depth interviews, usability evaluations, training scenarios and even some medical procedure simulations.

It is located in a quiet and easily accessible building with ample free parking in our private lot just three miles from the Interstate 5 freeway.


The Living Lab™ is comprised of a waiting area, two labs and a multipurpose room often used for training. Plus access to additional meeting/training rooms in the same building if needed.  Each lab consists of a testing room whose activities may observed from a separate room through a one-way viewing window.

Lab A

Space is adaptable to meet individual client needs. The most popular scenes requested are a hospital room, doctor’s office, laboratory and home living room.

Lab B

If you need something different, staff will work with you to provide a successful accommodation.

Multipurpose Room

Additional Features

  • Observation rooms accommodating eight people comfortably with tiered seating, four in front and four in rear
  • Fixed camera or two ceiling mounted 360-degree operator-controlled pan-tilt-zoom cameras
  • Live streaming available
  • Room-mounted speakers and headphones for high fidelity audio
  • Audio and video recording
  • Private room that can be set up for training, meetings or a client lounge
  • Fiber-optic network for fast data transfer and complementary WiFi
  • Complementary snacks, bottled water and a variety of soft drinks
  • Catering available through Door Dash or use your favorite delivery services and order your own
  • Security with facility activities separated from others in building by keyed lobby entry

The Living Lab™ is domiciled with MPE (Formerly Mindflow Design) , a leading healthcare product design and development company. Space has been designed by and for researchers. While The Living Lab™ rents professional research space, it does not provide recruiting services or conduct research.  If you need help with healthcare-related user research or other usability testing services, please contact MPE (Formerly MPE (Formerly Mindflow) Design).

We appreciate that you are entrusting us with your clients and customers. We’ll take great care of them and make sure they have a welcoming, positive experience.


The Living Lab™ Healthcare User Research Facility
MPE – Carlsbad
2036 Corte Del Nogal

Carlsbad, CA 92011

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