Selection of recent projects

Researcher Operating System §

Elsevier’s Research Operating System provides an integrated, central workspace (‘dashboard’) for scientific research, authoring, and publishing.

The ROS houses amongst others a literature library, user profile with extended networking features, scrapbook and note-taking abilities, currency awareness (stay informed in scientific domain or discipline), alerts, search, and an improved author submission and review workflow.

Brief §

  • Look at current researcher workflows, its future plans and consider past user research to improve these workflows. This can mean both the reduction of or the addition of features and/or the housing of features from different products in one central workspace.

  • Create significant efficiencies in the submission process for both authors and for Elsevier.

  • Create broader future concepts to improve these workflows. Review what steps in products and their workflows can be optimized or made more intuitive.

  • Deliver an HTML/CSS prototype to acquire feedback on the value of the concept and how to change and adapt it.

ROS library prototype.
ROS profile prototype.

Deliverables §

  • Concepts

  • Interface prototype

  • PDF to HTML generation

  • Annotation and highlighting functionality

  • Scrapbook and note-taking functionality

  • Browser plugin

ROS article prototype.
  • Concept
  • Visual design
  • Readability
  • User testing
  • UX
  • Prototyping
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Sass
  • PDF
  • Workflow optimization
  • Simplification
  • Annotation
  • Highlighting
  • Note-taking
  • Scientific publishing