We work with the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI), and NSF-funded project that aims to speed the development and application of robust, cost-effective, sustainable cyberinfrastructure to address the needs of scientists and engineers across the sciences. The work of the institute has been increasing the quantity and the quality (effectiveness and usability) of gateways to science and engineering. One of the critical factors for successful and sustainable science gateways is a good user experience. As a form of outreach and engagement with the scientific community, we provide consulting services for scientific cyberinfrastructure projects through the SGCI. To date we have conducted more than 45 consulting engagements with gateways teams. We also investigate common usability issues for cyberinfrastructure platforms and, more broadly, the role of UX in building and maintaining scientific cyberinfrastructure platforms.
Gateways 2020, 2020.
Proceedings of the Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing Conference (PEARC '20), Poster Papers, 2020.