Visulization and Knowledege Mining tool for NSF funding portfolio. Networking for people in academia. Collaboration with MSR, NSF, Stanford and more.

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Background

DIA2 is a funded project of the NSF designed as a central resource for the community of researchers, educators, and learners who are transforming undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Design

The design philosophy is No Manuals, No Training. The team built DIA2 so that it is easy to use and has no learning curve. To accomplish this, the team put users at the center of our design process.

Design Requirements

Identify Design Requirements

Sketch Initial Ideas

Refine Interaction

Data Analysis

Make sense of the data through affinity diagramming and create personas for the major user groups.

Implementation

work through scenarios and use cases to identify specific features to implement in DIA2.

Achievements

Since the release date, DIA2 drew a lot attention from academia. In the first year, it got

  • 1,000,000 Hits
  • 145,000 Unique Queries

Role in the Project

UX Designer, Frontend Developer, Coordination with other universities.