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Title: NGDS User Centered Design Meeting the Needs of the Geothermal Community

In order to ensure the widest and greatest utility of IT and software projects designed for geothermal reservoir engineer- ing the full consideration of end users’ task and workflow needs must be evaluated. This paper describes the user-centered design (UCD) approach taken in the development of a user interface (UI) solution for the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS). This development process has been research based, highly collabora- tive, and incorporates state-of-the-art practices to ensure a quality user experience. Work is continuing on the interface, including future usability tests to further refine the interfaces as the overall system is developed.
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  1. Anthro-Tech, Inc
  2. Siemens Corporation
  3. Arizona Geological Survey
  4. Boise State University
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Journal Name: GRC Transactions; Journal Volume: 37; Conference: Geothermal Resources Council 37th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 29- October 2, 2013
Research Org:
Boise State University
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-2C)
Contributing Orgs:
Anthro-Tech, Inc, Siemens Corporation, Arizona Geological Survey, Boise State University
Country of Publication:
United States
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY NGDS, geothermal data, user interface, user design, data system design