This is the internship that I did at Elsevier. The goal of Elsevier is to enhance mentor-student relationship through online MendeleyGroup. To reach this goal, I designed an interactive timeline for visualising student’s research process on Mendeley website.
Encouraging mentors and students to share resources and connect with each other via MendeleyGroup is not an easy task for Mendeley. The goal of this project is to enhance the mentor student communication in this eMentoring process.
I interviewed six professors and six students at the University of Twente, found that:
The detailed summary can be found here.
Research Line is an interactive timeline which helps mentors and students to communicate with each other in eMentoring.
I came up with three ideas on Research Line: the Linear, the Circular and the Network.
From Mendeley home page, students can choose to:
Mentors can choose to:
I developed the interactive prototypes with Sketch and FramerJS.
The demo video can be seen here.
Three design iterations were conducted.
I tested the prototypes with three mentors and three students at the University of Twente. Users were required to finish specific tasks. A follow-up interview is conducted to understand user thoughts. The findings were summarized as: