Category: UX/UCD

Seeing the future: UX design in bioinformatics at SIB and EBI

Dr. Jenny Cham (EMBL-EBI), Dr. Chiara Gabella (SIB), Séverine Duvaud (SIB) and Dr. Nikiforos Karamanis (EMBL-EBI) during the UX knowledge exchange at the EBI on 19-20 Sept 2018 This post was drafted by Georgia Hingston (External Relations, EMBL-EBI) and edited by me, Jennifer Cham.   Members of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and EMBL-EBI‘s…


UX for Precision Medicine

For the first time UX was on the agenda at a precision medicine conference User experience design is about understanding people. It involves techniques to gain empathy and to use this insight to design products that directly meet the goals of users. As UX designer myself, I am of the strong opinion that a talk…


User Experience Toolkit from Pistoia Alliance Accelerates Life Science R&D

This week saw the launch of a new toolkit for User Experience in Life Sciences (UXLS) comprising UX case studies, methods, and metrics (see the press release Feb 13). This toolkit is truly pioneering because it is tailored to support healthcare, diagnostics and life-science companies in designing better, more intuitive digital products to accelerate their R&D. Since the…


Webinar: Build better software for life sciences using UX

In case you missed it, here is the recording of the latest User Experience for Life Sciences (aka “UXLS”) webinar, which took place on 5th December 2017.  It was organised by the Pistoia Alliance and featured these high profile speakers: Ewan Birney – Director of the EMBL-EBI Joel Miller – User Experience Lead at Amgen…


DevelopHER User Experience Award 2017

WE WON! I am so pleased to announce that I received the DevelopHER User Experience Award 2017.  The sponsor-funded ceremony was held on 29th November at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, and was attended by (what looked like) hundreds of tech industry professionals from across the UK’s East Anglia region. I came to the event…


DevelopHER Awards 2017

This week is the DevelopHER awards ceremony, and I am humbled to see that I have been shortlisted in the User Experience category for an award this year. What is DevelopHER? The DevelopHER awards are all about recognising the contribution of women who work in technology, inspiring the next generation to join them. Across the land there…


Latest developments in #UXLS

Do you want to find out the latest about our User Experience for Life Sciences (UXLS) project? Then check out this brand new poster, which was presented by our project champion Pat Keller at the Pistoia Alliance conference in Boston on 10 October.  Thanks Pat!


UX Design: maximising the value of scientific software in life science R&D

New industry research inspired by a Pistoia Alliance initiative Since March 2016 I have been involved in an exciting new Pistoia Alliance group called User Experience for Life Sciences (UXLS).  It’s a collaborative project looking into UX for scientific software in Life Sciences R&D. We are a dynamic bunch of User Experience Designers and professionals, with…


Designing personalised products and services for people on the move

A ‘Smart Salon’ design event On 11th July, I attended a ‘Smart Salon’ event in Shoreditch hosted by Smart Design, which discussed the question: are we there yet when it comes to personalising user experiences for people on the move? The venue was the hip Hotel Ace Characteristic of Smart Designs events (see another about design-capability I…


User Experience for Life Science Workshop 2017

User Experience for Life Sciences (UX LS) is a community of UX practitioners focussed on enabling organisations to adopt UX principles and methods as they develop and deploy scientific software.  A Pistoia Alliance – EMBL-EBI joint workshop was held on 28-29 June, and built on the activities that have been underway since the inaugural User…