EBI Interfaces - Introductory presentation


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Slides from the introductory presentation, given at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), October 2, 2009.

EBI Interfaces is an informal interest group created by Eamonn Maguire, Francis Rowland and Nils Gehlenborg at the EBI, Hinxton, UK.

The idea is to provide developers at the EBI, and in the wider bioinformatics and life sciences community, with resources and advice when creating websites, interfaces and visualizations of biological data.

See http://ebiinterfaces.wordpress.com/

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EBI Interfaces - Introductory presentation

  1. 1. Nils Gehlenborg , Francis Rowland & Eamonn Maguire http://ebiinterfaces.wordpress.com/
  2. 2. What is it all about? Who are we and what do we do? Francis - usability Eamonn - aesthetics Nils - visualizations When is the next meeting?
  3. 3. What is it all about? Aim: to create a community of like minded people to leverage off the collective knowledge so that we may create better user interfaces , better visualizations and inevitably better software for your users… <ul><li>How will we do this? </li></ul><ul><li>regular presentations (1 every month) from internal speakers who want to present what they’ve done to improve their system or what their current problems are! </li></ul><ul><li>coffee meetings every 2 weeks to informally discuss general problems, new technologies or things that may be purely of interest to the group… </li></ul><ul><li>the blog where we will post things to help you in developing nice interfaces, graphics or intuitive visualizations of your data! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who are we and what do we do? Eamonn Maguire - aesthetics Francis Rowland - usability Nils Gehlenborg - visualizations
  5. 5. Francis Rowland - usability <ul><li>Background: </li></ul><ul><li>Design and development of websites for gathering and sharing biodiversity data; user experience design; usability testing </li></ul><ul><li>Interests: </li></ul><ul><li>web and graphic design </li></ul><ul><li>usability </li></ul><ul><li>activity and user centered design approaches </li></ul><ul><li>accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Current work: </li></ul><ul><li>guidance notes, resources and tips for best practice </li></ul><ul><li>components and patterns as a possibility </li></ul><ul><li>heuristic evaluations of sites and tools </li></ul><ul><li>qualitative reviews of those same sites and tools </li></ul><ul><li>how to engage with users </li></ul>
  6. 6. Francis Rowland - usability <ul><li>USERS AND ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Activity and task analysis </li></ul><ul><li>How to EBI tools fit in? </li></ul><ul><li>Field testing </li></ul><ul><li>Develop scenarios and personas </li></ul><ul><li>SITE REVIEWS </li></ul><ul><li>Heuristics </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>(Analytics) </li></ul><ul><li>User testing </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOPING GUIDANCE </li></ul><ul><li>Web standards </li></ul><ul><li>Tested designs </li></ul><ul><li>Components and patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Including you in the process </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>EBI Interfaces blog </li></ul><ul><li>External Services documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations and discussions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Eamonn Maguire - aesthetics <ul><li>Interests: </li></ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics design </li></ul><ul><li>innovative user interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>web design… </li></ul><ul><li>Currently work on: </li></ul><ul><li>The ISA infrastructure for the annotation, submission & management of multi-omic experimental metadata (Susanna-Assunta Sansone’s group) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Eamonn Maguire – examples of my current work - ISAcreator
  9. 9. Eamonn Maguire – examples of my current work – BII web application
  10. 10. Eamonn Maguire – examples of my current work – ISA tools
  11. 11. Nils Gehlenborg - visualizations Interests: Visualization and exploration of biological data(bases) Currently work on: Visualization of gene expression data sets with hundreds or thousands of conditions, exploration of collections of gene expression data sets (such as e.g. ArrayExpress)
  12. 12. Nils Gehlenborg – examples of my current work
  13. 13. Nils Gehlenborg – examples of my current work
  14. 14. Nils Gehlenborg – examples of my current work
  15. 15. Nils Gehlenborg – examples of my current work
  16. 16. Nils Gehlenborg – examples of my current work
  17. 17. Nils Gehlenborg – examples of my current work <ul><li>EMBO Workshop on </li></ul><ul><li>Visualizing Biological Data </li></ul><ul><li>Date & Locations: </li></ul><ul><li>March 3 – 5, Heidelberg, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Application Deadline: </li></ul><ul><li>16 November </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights: </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions on genome visualization, alignments and phylogenies, systems biology data (omics and networks), macromolecular structures & imaging data </li></ul><ul><li>Keynote: Ben Fry , Seed Visualization </li></ul><ul><li>27 invited speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Poster sessions </li></ul>
  18. 18. When is the next meeting? Next presentation Wednesday 21 st October @ 2PM in the Courtyard If you wish to present your work, please get in touch with us! We are always looking for people to present . The more active your participation, the more successful this interest group will be! First coffee meeting! Tuesday 6 th October @ 3pm in the DiNA