The goal of the Applied Cognitive Theory, Usability & Learning (ACTUAL) Lab  is to use the principles of cognitive psychology to effectively design and evaluate learning environments, human-computer interfaces, and the overall design and engineering process. The ACTUAL lab is located in the Oak Creek Building in the southwest corner of the OSU Corvallis campus.

Lab Director

Dr. Christopher Sanchez studies Individual differences, design of learning environments, STEM learning and instruction, human factors, human-computer interaction, visualizations, working-memory capacity, spatial reasoning, technology-mediated collaboration, text processing, cognitive performance under physical pain, small devices, eye-tracking, consumer branding, bilingualism, adaptive technology, and perceptual judgments.