We work with the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) to provide usability and user experience consulting services. We do design and evaluation work with science gateways creators, helping them make their gateways easier and more pleasant to use. We have worked with more than 35 teams across a variety of domains and disciplines, including hurricane modeling, chemistry education, intercultural learning, ocean science, and nanotechnology, among others. A complete list of SGCI’s previous clients can be found here.
We offer bi-annual workshops on usability and user-centered design as part of SGCI’s Focus Week. In these workshops, we teach participants core principles of user-centered design and provide hands-on training for conducting basic usability testing.
We also give occasional webinars for the science gateways community on topics relating to user-centered design and usability.
Graduate and undergraduate students within Purdue’s UX Design program carry out the majority of the day-to-day consulting work, under the supervision of Paul Parsons. Below is a list of students who have served in this role.
Chrissy (Yu-Chuan) Chen, Graduate Assistant
Yu-Shen Ho, Graduate Assistant
Stephanie Knab, Graduate Assistant
Chris Watkins, Graduate Assistant
Marlo Owczarzak, Graduate Assistant
Abbee Westbrook, Undergraduate Assistant
Greg Sirko, Undergraduate Assistant
Brandon Dentler, Undergraduate Assistant
Kaitlin Groothuis, Undergraduate Assistant