Cures Within Reach is a leader in medical repurposing research. They connect researchers and clinicians with philanthropic funders to facilitate medical research that saves lives. CWR hired Mightybytes to create an online platform to aid their process and more easily connect the researchers, clinicians, and funders they work with.
As a team we worked very closely with CWR to understand their process, their users, and their vision for the product that would become known as CureAccelerator. As the UX/Interaction Designer on the project, I took on the daunting task of documenting and refining the complex user flow, from the creation of project proposals and RFPs to the peer review and funding processes.
I created interfaces to facilitate these user tasks and present a large amount of information to users in a structured, measured way. These interfaces included customizable dashboards, onboarding, complex multi-page forms, discussion boards, user account settings, and notification emails. This involved creating and rapidly iterating through wireframes, as well as iterating in the built app itself during alpha and beta testing periods.
I was also the front-end developer for the project, and utilized my own front-end framework in order to start with smart defaults and consistent measurements. The project was built in Laravel, so I gained experience working with Blade templates for presentation, and with the MVC structure of Laravel in general. Finally, while I was not the primary visual designer for the project, I did aid in decisions on color, typography, and layout; and extrapolated on the style guides created by our visual designer in order to rapidly create new interface designs that were visually consistent with the rest of the project.
Since the launch of CureAccelerator, the platform has raised a collective total of nearly $1M for clinical treatment repurposing projects.