Unlocking 23,000 funding opportunities for researchers

Creating a fact-based design for Mendeley Funding. A product which makes finding funding opportunities for (starting) researchers easier.

In 2016 the Mendeley Funding team started with thinking to develop a product which makes find funding opportunities easier for researchers.

To get better insights into customer needs, we interviewed multiple researchers and mapped their process for finding funding opportunities. Based on these results we created and validated design concepts. This resulted in a detailed understanding of the user goals, top-tasks and pain points. Out of these findings, we created a range of deliverables to onboard stakeholders and start building Agile Scrum.

In this process, I was responsible for overall user experience, concept design, wireframing, prototyping, interaction and visual design. I worked closely together with internal and external stakeholders, product owner, and the development team.

Personal learnings
  • Building products within large companies.
  • Work together with multiple internal & external stakeholders.
  • Keeping the right spirit in the team.
Business results
  • Creating an optimal workflow in product design.
  • A better understanding of the user needs and data
  • Final go for the development of two related funding products

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