ExpLAB Schloss Schneckenhof

The ExpLAB provides you with a space for creative and collaborative learning and working. Moreover, it offers a state-of-the-art technical infrastructure, including eye tracking, VR-glasses and tools for design thinking. You can use it on your own or with a study group, you can set up experiments, or use the tech components to gather data for seminar or final papers.

The ExpLAB is located right next to the InfoCenter. Its working environment adapts to your needs: you will find modular seats, adjustable tables, a huge screen and white board and a mobile partition with an integrated touchscreen. The ExpLAB hosts smaller lectures, workshops and tech-related seminars.

We support you with the course series ExpLAB Explained.

Design Thinking

Both businesses and researchers use design thinking to develop new ideas and products. Its characteristics are playfulness, creative methods and unconventional approaches. Use the design thinking tools at the ExpLAB for your group work.

Eye Tracking

Eye tracking is used in research to better understand human behavior by analyzing eye movements. At the ExpLAB, you will not only find a professional eye tracking environment but also tools to measure body functions and facial expression. Once you have completed an introductory course you can use the eye tracking set up for your own research and seminar papers.

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is about to radically change how we consume digital content. It is used in business, research and teaching. The ExpLAB provides you with a gaming PC for developers and standalone devices. You can use the VR-equipment for your study after an introductory course.


On a regular basis, the ExpLAB hosts lectures and talks related to the concept of the room. With its modular furniture it is the ideal venue for workshops. Use the huge screen for video conferencing and connect with speakers from all over the world.

Would you like to use the ExpLAB in teaching or for smaller tech-related public events, lectures, or talks?

Find more information in the factsheet (PDF, 100 KB) or contact us at ExpLAB bib.uni-mannheim.de.


ExpLAB Schloss Schneckenhof

ExpLAB Schloss Schneckenhof

University of Mannheim
University Library
Schloss Schneckenhof
68161 Mannheim