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 design for are:
The Image and Data Archive (IDA)
The IDA is an 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.
My role involved establishing user research parameters, facilitating tests, and reporting user testing results. I interviewed and collaborated with internal and external stakeholders to brainstorm, design, and iterate on prototypes based on testing results. I also worked on designing and testing complex data visualizations that explored viewing subject data temporally in a meaningful way.
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 most exciting features we implemented involved figuring out the logic flow for a guided analysis where users can select cohorts and variables of interest, and automatically show a statistical analysis that fits their research question. I also worked on data visualizations that follow familiar paradigms but also incorporate the Fox Insight brand, like the FoxVenn diagram.