NASA Earth Science
NASA collects an incredible amount of data every year from over 50 satellites and other sensors focused on our planet from space. All the data collected is free for the public to use, and most importantly for scientists around the world who are working to advance all aspects of Earth science.
NASA recognized that accessing this huge amount of data is difficult. For scientists to work across data sets, a common component of doing innovative groundbreaking research, they must navigate a disparate collection of websites and tools.
With this in mind, NASA came to Blink with the goal of making it easier for scientists to find, download, and use data across these sites and tools.
After conducting user interviews with 91 data scientists we were able to create a common user journey map and recommend areas of focus for re-design efforts. Our work is now being leveraged to create a set of best practices to make NASA’s Earth data easy for scientists to find and interact with. This is helping NASA achieve its mission to support scientists around the globe in conducting groundbreaking research.
Information Architecture, Journey Mapping, Research, user experience, ux, UX research