The National Microbiome Data Collaborative Community Conversations invites panelists to join us in discussing topics of broad interest for our microbiome research community. Through our usability activities, we have found that most microbiome researchers are new to the concept of UCD, yet incorporating feedback from our community is critical for ensuring that our priorities evolve with the needs of the community. Hence, this Community Conversation will focus on how a user centered design approach enables successful development of science gateways.
Paul Parsons is an assistant professor in the Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University. He is a researcher and educator in the areas of user experience and human-centered design.
Linda Setchell is a Product Director at Katmai Tech with over 15 years experience leading teams to develop innovative solutions to challenging problems in Healthcare, Civic Tech, and SAAS. She's passionate about listening to end users and transforming their insights into products that scale.
Sarah O’Connor is the Operations Manager at NOAA's Coral Reef Information center (CoRIS). She has over 18 years of experience working with staff across scientific domains to document and archive their data to ensure long-term preservation and reuse. Throughout her career she has engaged with stakeholders to understand their issues with the processes from submission to discovery and has used this feedback as a tool to drive the development of better tools for the community.
Ilya Zaslavsky is Director of Spatial Information Systems Laboratory at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego. His research focuses on distributed information management systems—in particular, on spatial and temporal data integration, geographic information systems, and spatial data analysis.