Article published in Nucleic Acids Research


I’m happy to let you know that our article on EMBL-EBI’s Enzyme Portal has been published in Nucleic Acids Research journal this week (November 21st).

Enzyme Portal is a new EBI website that integrates various types of publicly-available information about proteins with enzymatic activity, such as enzymes and protein receptors.  This information includes 3D protein structures, reactions & pathways, small molecules (such as drug-like compounds) and links to relevant scientific literature.  It was developed using user-centered design techniques, which we describe briefly in this NAR paper, but also in the article published in PLoS Computational Biology earlier this year. The UX work that we carried out to design enzyme portal included developing personae, interviews with users, paper prototyping, usability testing and user workshops (see picture below for an example of a workshop artefact).

Enzyme features chosen by one of the teams in a user workshop



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