Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

A UX Journey into the World of Early Drug Discovery - UX Cambridge 2015

1,461 views

Published on

Slides from a talk given by Francis Rowland and Niki Karamanis, at UX Cambridge 2015.

The main focus was the role of the UX designer as a catalyst in building a balanced team.

This was set in the context of a project that aims to integrate large quantities of complex data and provide an application that research scientists can use to aid the discovery of new medicines.

Published in: Design

A UX Journey into the World of Early Drug Discovery - UX Cambridge 2015

  1. 1. A UX Journey into the… Nikiforos Karamanis Francis Rowland Jennifer Cham World of Early Drug Discovery European Bioinformatics Institute Cambridge, UK
  2. 2. Overview ❏ Helping scientists to develop new medicines ❏ Helping our team achieve consensus ❏ Helping our team understand the users’ perspective ❏ How are we doing? @francisrowland @technorasis
  3. 3. @francisrowland @technorasis
  4. 4. Target? @francisrowland @technorasis
  5. 5. @francisrowland @technorasis
  6. 6. Aim: Help R&D scientists identify the right target! CTTV @francisrowland @technorasis
  7. 7. (Potential) Target for a new drug Disease Scientific evidenceCTTV @francisrowland @technorasis
  8. 8. Overview ✓ Helping scientists to develop new medicines ❏ Helping our team achieve consensus ❏ Helping our team understand the users’ perspective ❏ How are we doing? @francisrowland @technorasis
  9. 9. @francisrowland @technorasis
  10. 10. UX Designer as a catalyst in a balanced team www.balancedteam.org
  11. 11. Communicating • Team grew fast • Diverse expertise • ‘Startup-like’ environment What did we do? • Agile approach • Weekly UX meeting Challenges • Haven’t worked together • Different perspectives ● Share ● Discuss @francisrowland @technorasis
  12. 12. Co-designing • Don’t own team • UX woven through What did we do? • Include team in design process • Help understand user needs Challenges • What is our role? • What is our contribution? ● Influence ● Facilitate @francisrowland @technorasis
  13. 13. Externalising • Working in the same room • Unused space in one corner What did we do? • Create a meeting area • Put designs on the wall Challenges • Access designs and ideas • Share ownership ● Visualize ● Review @francisrowland @technorasis
  14. 14. Overview ✓ Helping scientists to develop new medicines ✓ Helping our team achieve consensus ✓ Communicating ✓ Co-designing ✓ Externalising ❏ Helping our team understand the user’s perspective ❏ How are we doing? @francisrowland @technorasis
  15. 15. @francisrowland @technorasis
  16. 16. Consolidating • Insights from user research • Details vs big picture What did we do? • Cross-check learnings • Diagrams on the wall ● Triangulate ● Encapsulate Challenges • Share with team • Drowning in documentation @francisrowland @technorasis
  17. 17. @francisrowland @technorasis
  18. 18. Generating • Rapid & iterative sketching • Individual & team work What did we do? • Plan together with team • Team members act as facilitators Challenges • Identify important questions • Interact with actual users ● Reflect ● Participate @francisrowland @technorasis
  19. 19. Testing • Feedback from potential users • Started early and kept testing What did we do? • Test main feature of sprint • Team members observe and take notes • Analyse together Challenges • Align with sprint objectives • Involve team members • Share insights ● Collaborate ● Iterate @francisrowland @technorasis
  20. 20. Overview ✓ Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation (CTTV) ✓ Helping our team achieve consensus ✓ Helping our team understand the user’s perspective ✓ Consolidating ✓ Generating ✓ Testing ❏ How are we doing? @francisrowland @technorasis
  21. 21. What can we do better (UX view) • Playing ball with Agile. • Inviting and providing useful critique. • Keeping track of important decisions. • Engaging with more senior and distant stakeholders. @francisrowland @technorasis
  22. 22. What can we do better (team view) • Planning • Communication • Specifications • Empathy @francisrowland @technorasis
  23. 23. Feedback from team Achieving consensus: ✓ Communication ✓ Involvement ✓ Perspective @francisrowland @technorasis
  24. 24. Feedback from team Understanding users’ perspective: ✓ Participatory workshops ✓ Involvement in testing ✓ Advocacy ✓ Focus @francisrowland @technorasis
  25. 25. I like it. I have found it straightforward to navigate around and assume it will get better as more links are added in! Well done, the layout is intuitive, it was great to see things we had suggested in the workshop on screen! Powerful resource, clear links and easy to use without training, especially for a non-bioinformatician! Feedback from users @francisrowland @technorasis
  26. 26. Overview ✓ Helping scientists to develop new medicines ✓ Helping our team achieve consensus ✓ Communicating ✓ Co-designing ✓ Externalising ✓ Helping our team understand the user’s perspective ✓ Consolidating ✓ Generating ✓ Testing @francisrowland @technorasis
  27. 27. Many thanks to… • Our team • Our design and testing participants • Xavier Watkins, Sangya Pundir, Ryo Sakai and Michele Ide- Smith • Bren Vaughan (our line manager) • Ewan Birney & CTTV Leadership team • Holly Foster for day-to-day help Questions? niki@ebi.ac.uk frowland@ebi.ac.uk jcham@ebi.ac.uk

×