For researchers it’s a hassle to find the right funding opportunity out of +23,000 funding opportunities. I designed a product for researchers to make their search more strategic and easier.
In 2016, the Mendeley Funding team started thinking about developing a product that should make the process of finding funding opportunities easier.
In order to have a solid foundation for the development of such a product, we started by exploring customer needs. we did so by interviewing multiple researchers as well as mapping their process for finding funding opportunities. Based on the results we created and validated design concepts, which gave us detailed understanding of user goals, top-tasks and pain points. Out of these findings, we created a range of deliverables to onboard stakeholders and started building Agile Scrum.
In this process, I was responsible for the overall user experience, concept design, wireframing, prototyping, interaction, and visual design, all the while keeping in mind to safeguard a right balance between internal and external stakeholders, with the end user in mind.