European Design Awards - Silver
Red Dot Design Award

The challenge

Elsevier is the world’s leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services. A part of the RELX group, they publish 350.000 articles in 2.200 journals annually.

Together with Elsevier, we introduced ‘My Research Dashboard’; a new product that enables academic writers to quickly and easily understand how their publications are being read, shared and cited across the world.

Marking the shift towards becoming a digital solutions provider, the dashboard is Elsevier’s flagship product and the link between their product portfolio; Scopus, ScienceDirect, Mendeley and Newsflo. Showcasing a broad overview of data from these sources, the dashboard delivers a rich, detailed picture of the global impact of a writer’s articles and publications.

Value delivered

A dynamic system that creates relevance for any researcher by using data. Creating a personalized space for each user to understand different metrics and to show what the data means for them. This ultimately helps Elsevier transition from a publishing house to a digital service provider

Stakeholder workshops marked the starting point for constructive discussions and research into the purpose of the dashboard as part of a larger product suite. This led to the development of ideas around the actions that could be taken after an article was published.

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My Research Dashboard shows the global impact of the writer, their most recent articles as well as continuous relevance of their past work. Every month, it provides updates on a variety of metrics:

  • Early feedback about how a publication is being downloaded, shared and cited
  • Data about readers, including their global location and profession
  • Detailed information about how publications are being discovered
  • Information on usage in social platforms such as Mendeley
  • Mentions in mass media through press releases or expert opinions

For all of these topics, the platform highlights the most important information, as well as allowing the user to drill down to see the full details.

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AngularJS was used as the core framework for the visualizations while the graphs were developed with the D3 visualization library.

MRD is one of Elsevier’s key strategic projects in helping improve the productivity of academic authors globally. In C°F we found a partner that is truly professional and excellent in UI/UX design & development. The aim was to show new, attractive and comprehensible data, relating to the author’s publication. C°F has been a very proactive, fast and a truly agile & strategic partner. They have combined clean design with practical solutions to present complex data in a compelling way.

Matteo Ripamonti

Strategy Analyst, Elsevier

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