The myResearchPath tool needed to be adaptive to a myriad of use cases in one place as a user’s research path will vary depending on their research discipline. We leveraged React to quickly tailor the displayed information based on the researcher’s input. Simply put: if the content is not relevant to a user, they won’t have to see it.
In early business development conversations, our client partners provided us with a rough wireframe of what they envisioned for the product. Analyzing the wireframe enabled us to strategize around key features. Leveraging Figma components, we built out an iteration of the wireframe in a totally modular fashion. Each component was entirely configurable (to toggle on and off) and aided our collaborative discussions, reflecting the adaptive nature of the myResearchPath tool
Leveraging React, we developed myResearchPath with an app-like experience in mind. With the focus on dynamic user content, it proved to be the most appropriate approach. This dynamic experience is used by active researchers at Duke, and open to folks interested in conducting research or looking to support other projects within the network.