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Case Study — StormBrain

Creating a social platform for researchers and industry partners

Project Summary

Client

Task

Platforms

Collaborators

Timeframe

Design Methods & Tools

OVERVIEW

Introduction

The Opportunity

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The Challenge

Project Goals

RESEARCH

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Researcher’s current collaboration experience of publishing a paper.

Competitive & Comparative Analysis

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PLAN

Affinity diagram to find patterns and trends from our research

Research Brief with the Client: A Shift in Direction?

Personas

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Scenario

User Flow

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User flow: multiple path to find researcher’s profiles

Sitemap

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Feature Prioritization

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Feature prioritization: Impact vs. time cost

DESIGN

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Design studio on the whiteboard

Conferences to Connect with Other Attendees

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Users can find more about the researcher by visiting their profile page from the event page and vice versa

Lab Lineage

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Nick is part of Dr. Honda’s lab, thus part of his lineage

TEST

User screen during remote user testing

Design Iteration #1: Professor = Lab

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Clicking on Dr. Honda’s lab leads to Dr. Honda’s profile

Design Iteration #2: See My Collaboration Matches

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Collaboration matches are suggested on the dashboard. Users can click on ‘See More Matches’ to find more suggestions

Design Iteration #3: Last Active

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Design Iteration #4: How Does StormBrain Work?

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Prototype

SUMMARY

Key Learnings

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Written by

Product UX/UI Designer | Portfolio: jhlee.ca

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