In my current role at USC’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, I prototype and test tools that enable neuroscience researchers to search, visualize, analyze, and download imaging and demographic data from research studies. Two products I lead the user experience design for are:

 

The Image and Data Archive (IDA)

The IDA is anĀ online resource for exploring, downloading, and sharing neuroscience data. Users can sign up for the IDA and request data access for each research study of interest. Once granted access, they can search and download clinical, genetic, and imaging data.

This video is a screen capture of the search and download process in the current prototype.

FoxDEN (Fox Insight Data Exploration Network)

Fox DEN allows users to explore, download, and apply statistical models on data collected for the Fox Insight online clinical study on Parkinson’s disease. Users register through the FoxDEN website and are granted access per the Michael J. Fox Foundation. One of the particular features we implemented involved figuring out the logic for a guided analysis where users can select cohorts and variables of interest, and automatically show a statistical analysis that fits their research question.

This video is an overview of the Fox DEN platform. You can also register to use the tool here.

For these tools, my duties involve conducting user research to identify user needs, then utilizing Axure RP, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD), and HTML/CSS/Javascript to prototype interactions for user testing. Projects may also require creating visual design components like logos, iconography, presentations, and other interface elements. I then test prototypes to attain user and stakeholder feedback and disseminate usability analysis reports, which help inform future iterations.