The User Experience (UX) team in the Scientific Data Division (SciData) at Berkeley Lab engages in human centered design and research in collaboration with stakeholders throughout LBNL and beyond. We help scientific software teams and organizations produce more usable software systems and data infrastructures. 

Research & Design Focus

The UX team’s work ranges from foundational ethnographic inquires of work and organizational practices, generative and exploratory design efforts, and evaluations of interfaces, systems, and practices. 

Our impacts range from the design and refinement of graphical and command line user interfaces to strategic insights that help organizations better understand and meet the needs of their user communities.

What is User Experience?

User experience (UX) is the practice of developing services & products that provide consistent, relevant, productive, & joyful experiences for users.

Misconception: UX is purely focused on graphical user interfaces.

Best Practice: UX practices are employed to shape everything from internal organizational processes to all varieties of user interfaces (UIs) & interactions among systems & users.