LINCS Blog

The Design Deep Dive

  • LINCS Project
  • November 4, 2022

— Farhad Omarzad, LINCS UX Undergraduate Research Assistant — During my time at LINCS, the UX team has laid the groundwork for implementing an intuitive and effortless user flow for ResearchSpace. To accomplish this, we have conducted numerous user and usability tests, interviews, and card sorts. Working on ResearchSpace was my first real experience in […]

— Nem Brunell, LINCS UX co-op — The situation is this: you’ve been asked to design a way for a researcher to easily move between two tools. You familiarize yourself with both tools, learn about the known issues, and read about what’s already been tried. You spend a few days deciding on the best way […]

LINCS timeline view in ResearchSpace

— Evan Rees, LINCS UX co-op — The road to UX for me has been long and winding, and I, much like the LINCS users in the Tube Map in Figma, have found myself at various stations along the way, assessing where I should go next. Initially studying Life Sciences at University of Toronto, I made […]

The User-centric Approach to Problem Solving

  • LINCS Project
  • December 1, 2021
Iteration in the Design Thinking process: Understand, Explore, Materialize

— Sana Javeed, LINCS UX co-op — Before becoming a UX Design student at University of Toronto, I used to solve a problem just by identifying what the problem was and then coming up with a band-aid solution. However, over a period of time, I realized that by using such an approach—opting for the easiest […]

— Kathleen McCulloch-Cop & Rashmeet Kaur, SCALE undergraduate research assistants — I (Kathleen) was introduced to user interface design at the start of my post-secondary education with Software Design 1, the first class on the first day of my first (ever) semester. I crowded into a lecture hall with 150 other people, each of us […]