Capstone project Fall 2021
Tools & Methods
Designer & Researcher
Miro, Figma, Zoom, Competitive Analysis, User Interviews, Mapping,
User Scenarios, A/B Testing
Research common ethics issues with in the field of data science in order to design a tool that provided feedback to students and professionals on best ethical practices.
Sprint 1 & 2 Focus
Determine the primary needs of Data science students when implementing and understand ethical practices in data science.
Focus on Educators’ perspectives when creating 2nd design iteration in order to refine the developing prototype
Conduct a Expert Interviews and market research to identify stakeholder needs
Data Interpretation & Analysis
Develop user scenarios and product map via data and project criteria
Design first stage prototype based on the findings
Stakeholder Interview Findings
Stakeholder interviews were conducted to determine the main needs and preferences for the tool.
Interface of choice
Website or Software tool
Flexibility of usage
Multiple session usage
Motivations for usage
Educational classroom tool
Mapping was used to visualize key components of the ethical life cycle and points of consideration in ethics to determine the most important needs for the tool.
Sketches were developed by each team member based on the the analyzed data gathered. The sketches were then reviewed and voted on via the Art Museum decision process.
Two prototypes were designed to determine what users felt was most useful when using the tool.
Note: Screens marked with a star are different or removed in the alternative prototype
What Went Well
Users appreciated the categorization of the Data Lifecycle
The 5 step Data Lifecycle
“Evaluate your Scenario” feature organized into accordions
Users wanted a clearer understanding of how to use the “Evaluate your Scenario” Feature
The “Ethical Considerations” flow sparked interest but lacked clarity for users
Users wanted more free mobility throughout the site and adding more “back buttons"
Potential to expand to other users who are not data scientists that need to understand the importance of Ethical considerations.