We designed and built an interactive map, where users can choose to visualize the datasets by region as well as filter the data shown on the map according to their analysis needs.
We identified the primary users as being the internal USAID team. We found that some users were non-technical people at a higher level management role, who would share these visualizations with regional ministries and governments.
The other type of primary users were the more tech-savvy specialists, as well as scientists and researchers, who use this tool to help them visualize datasets and put together analysis and data summaries. After the workshop and more discovery and research, I was able to capture our findings with initial rough wireframes and eventually translate them to high-fidelity wireframes.
Part of our deliverables was to design and build a custom content management (CMS) for the Geoportal that allows the USAID and NASA non-technical administrators to maintain, update and change the data on the site.
This CMS included a dashboard that allows the administrators to have a quick view of the latest activities, the top most popular datasets and the top five most downloaded layers. Administrators can also see the application errors and their location within the site.
The CMS also allows the user to create new map layers, add new filter sections and rename existing datasets and map layers.