Mangold International Reference Projects 

Some interesting projects using Mangold International Products

For more than 30 years, Mangold International is an important part of the Scientific Community, offering professional software tools and entire lab solutions for research projects.

Our satisfied users come from all over the world and from various research areas: psychology, neuroscience, ethology, market researchers and many more.


Analyzing Parent-Child Interactions at the University of Haifa


Professor Dr. Yair Ziv
Dr. Amanda Czik
University of Haifa
Faculty of Education
Haifa, Israel


The Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa is using INTERACT for observations of parent-child interactions during free play. They are interested in analyzing the emotional quality of these relationships during daily interactions, e.g. the amount and quality of the mother and child initiations and responsiveness. 

Dr. Amanda Czik: 

"INTERACT has allowed us to capture the nuances of parent-child interactions in ways that were not previously available to us. 

We are constantly learning and reconceptualizing the details of these exchanges thanks to INTERACT." 

Systematic behavioural observation in the TEAMLAB of the Department of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Hamburg

TeamLab Hamburg


Professor Dr. Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock
University of Hamburg
Work and Organizational Psychology
Hamburg, Germany

Teamwork is becoming increasingly important for organizations. In teams, resources can be better bundled and combined in order to master complex tasks and react quickly to changing external requirements. 

Teams are the engine for innovation. How well the team members work together is crucial to their success. 

Team interaction behavior forms the basis for decision-making and creativity processes in teams, controls team performance and influences the individual well-being and work attitudes of team members.

In the TeamLab at the University of Hamburg, these team interactions and the resulting dynamics can be made tangible with the help of professional behavioral observation. 

Together with a network of interdisciplinary cooperation partners, various studies are carried out there. Particular attention is paid to the development of automated observation methods in order to reduce the amount of human coding required for evaluation in the long term and to develop real-time feedback on team interactions.


The equipment includes an extensively equippedstationary laboratory, VideoSyncPro Studio Software for synchronous recording and a large number of Mangold INTERACT software licences for encoding and analyzing the recorded videos.

Observation Laboratory for Child Development and Education (BKEB) at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences

Professor Dr. Michael Glüer
South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences
Department of Education and Social Sciences
Department of Developmental Psychology & Research Methods
Soest, Germany

The Observation Laboratory for Child Development and Education (BKEB) at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences serves as a facility for research and teaching aimed at exploring and understanding children's behavior, development and educational practices

It acts as a resource for research activities as well as for the training of students in the field of childhood education and also offers further education and counseling opportunities for parents, educational professionals, students and researchers. 

Within the laboratory, observations and video recordings of children's behavior and the parenting behavior of parents and professionals are carried out, which are then analyzed and interpreted using software.

The focus is on

  • Assessment of attachment quality in children up to the age of 12 (stranger situation test, story completion procedure, Attachment Q-Sort).
  • Determination of attachment-based parenting behavior and the attachment representation of parents and professionals (e.g. Adult Attachment Interview).
  • Parent training in attachment-oriented parenting behavior.
  • Exploration diagnostics and exploration support.
  • Developmental diagnostics and developmental support.

The equipment includes a stationary laboratory including VideoSyncPro Studio software with four different function rooms, a mobile laboratory for use in the field, a MangoldVision eye tracking system and a large number of Mangold INTERACT software licenses.

Usability lab at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences


Professor Dr. Michael Meng
Merseburg University of Applied Sciences
Competence Center Information Sciences
Merseburg, Germany


A Mangold usability laboratory is used at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences for a wide variety of applications. In addition to audio/video technology, VideoSyncPro Studio, INTERACT and LogSquare are used there.

Specifically, the observation lab is used for studies and exercises in the field of usability in research and teaching. Activities focus on quantitative and qualitative studies and investigations in the following areas:

  • Investigating the usability of websites and software user interfaces
  • Investigation of user behavior when operating devices and technical products inside and outside the laboratory
  • Investigation of the use of information products (e.g. printed instructions, online help or training videos) independently of or in connection with the use of the respective software or device.

The Teacher is Disturbing. Studies of Teachers' Supportive Behavior During open Learning

teacher in classroom

Professor Dr. Jens Siemon
Universität Hamburg, Faculty of Education
Department of Professional Education
and Lifelong Learning
Vocational and Business Education
Hamburg, Germany 


Over the past few decades, the role of teachers has gradually evolved from a knowledge mediator to a guide for self-organized, learning students

Various studies show that the share of student-centered learning phases, during which the teacher supports the students in individual or group conversations, is between 40% and 80%, depending on the school type. 

While the teacher-centered phases have been thoroughly researched, the open learning phases have hardly been studied in a real school environment yet.

The main reason for that is that direct observations are affected by the presence of persons and cameras to an extent which makes it impossible to draw meaningful conclusions from them.



Child Temperament and Socio-Cognitive Processes:
A Physiological and Behavioural Study

Social Development Lab Waterloo

Professor Dr. Heather Henderson
University of Waterloo, Department of Psychology, Social Development Lab
Waterloo, ON, Canada



The social development lab's overarching goal is to learn about how children relate to other children and understand their social world.  

They use multiple assessment methods in their studies, including:


  • direct observations of children's interactions with adults and peers
  • parent- and self-report measures
  • physiological recordings

Self- and Co-regulation in caregiver-child dyads 
Video-microanalytical coding scheme SECORE

Logo Universität Heidelberg

Professor Dr. Sabina Pauen
University of Heidelberg, Department of Psychology
Developmental and Biological Psychology
Heidelberg, Germany


The department of psychology at the University of Heidelberg is interested in the development of self-regulation in early childhood

It is well known that parental co-regulation plays a central role in this. 

So far, however, there is a lack of instruments that allow a non-judgmental, neutral description of the self- and co-regulative behavior of children and their parents on the basis of observations in natural interactions.

The video-microanalytical coding scheme SECORE (SElf- and CO-REgulation in caregiver-child dyads) was developed for this purpose. 

This instrument is currently used in different task settings with children of different ages in families of different European, American and Asian cultures.


Mangold Software for Educational Institutions in Slovakia

Teacher child in classroom

Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology 
83105 Bratislava, Slovakia


Slovakia starts a leading project to increase development opportunities for children with special educational needs

Under the responsibility of VUDPAP Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology in Bratislava, 82 project centers in the entire country needed to be equipped with software for behavior analysis. 

The software INTERACT from Mangold International was chosen because of its ease of use and the wide range of analysis options.


Mangold Usability & Behavior Research Lab in Malaysia

Mangold Usability & Behavior Research Lab
University Teknologi Mara

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences User and Science Engineering Lab (USE Lab) Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia


From the tender: „Faculty of Information Technology and Quantitative Sciences, FTMSK is building an Human Computer Interaction Lab at the new faculty building in Shah Alam, Selangor. 

The Lab will be used for teaching and research of behavioral studies by undergraduate and graduate students and teaching staff of the faculty. 

This lab will also be used to provide services to industry players and seeks to be a National Center for Behavioral studies in the country

The HCI Lab will be a complete and fully functional facility comprising of hardware, software and interconnecting interfaces that is integrated into a system capable of supporting the functions of teaching, learning and research. “


Durham University uses Mangold Lab Technology

Mangold Eyetracking lab
Durham University

Durham University, Business School
Durham, United Kingdom


Even the prestigious Business School at Durham University in the UK now has a fully equipped Mangold laboratory consisting of three differently configured lab rooms with 13 Eye Tracking cubicles, several workstations, a conference room and a small group room.

The Institute does practical research in the fields of leadership, career, group dynamics, gender and other areas of organizational and social psychology as part of the interdisciplinary scientific education. 


The UZ WEEKLY: Psychology Department acquires new video equipment

boys Zimbabwe lab
University of Zimbabwe emblem

University of Zimbabwe
Department of Psychology Mount Pleasant, 
Harare, Zimbabwe


The Department of Psychology,  in the Faculty of Social Studies at the University  of Zimbabwe  (UZ) has acquired  a state-of-the-art Portable Video laboratory  from Mangold International.

The lab is the first of its kind in Zimbabwe and is used for video based behavioral research on children

Studying child development from birth up to eight years of age provides knowledge about parenting, teaching and learning techniques, and also about health and nutrition issues. 

The findings are deeply rooted in the indigenous knowledge systems, hence their indisputable contribution to wealth creation.


VOGUE uses Mangold Eye Tracking Technology for developing their new website



Taipeh: Pitotech Co. Ltd. - The Advanced Knowledge Provider, is a Mangold International Gold Partner and exclusive reseller of Mangold Products in Taiwan. 
Pitotech supported VOGUE, the world’s leading fashion magazine, during the creation of VOGUEs new website. 

Pitotech provided Mangold Eye Tracking technologies for studying various design and usability aspects of the new VOGUE internet presence.

After successful re-launch, the website was presented a selected audience during the VOGUE Digital Day in Taipeh, the beautiful Taiwan capital.  

Daniel Chien, founding member and CEO of Pitotech Co. Ltd. was honored to give a presentation of the Mangold Eye Tracking technology and its use during the project.

“The Hanging Garden Project” – an inspiring eye tracking study

We thought this study from Canterbury Christ Church University, done by Dr. Kate Gee & Dr. Vanessa Hawes, is so inspiring that we wanted to share it with you:

“What Do We See When We Hear?”

… the answer came in form of eye tracking. We used the MangoldVision Eye Tracking System to track and record students eye movements with and without accompanying recordings…”
Vanessa Hawes, Canterbury Christ Church University

Learn more in this amazing video presentation!

The Study was done with the MangoldVision Eye Tracking System, the out-of-the box solution for professional eye tracking studies. It offers Test Design, Gaze Data Recording and Data Analysis in one single tool.