Meta

Meta is a discovery tool for biomedical researchers.
Made smart.

OVERVIEW

Meta goes beyond search by using artificial intelligence to deliver the most important science to you as soon as it’s published. No guesswork. Just results. Fast and always free.

When I started at Meta the team was in need a front-end experience for the user to interact with. I worked with the product team to create what would go on to be acquired by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

ROLES & DURATION

Lead Product Designer, Interaction,
Visual design, Prototyping & testing

10 Months


TEAM

1 Product Designer
1 Senior UX Architect
1 Product Manager
3 Frontend Engineers

ROLES & DURATION

Lead Product Designer, Interaction,
Visual design, Prototyping & testing

10 Months


TEAM

1 Product Designer
1 Senior UX Architect
1 Product Manager
3 Frontend Engineers

CLIENT

CLIENT
Meta

Problem

Discovering, ranking, and keeping up with the biomedical literature is hard for Researchers due to publication overload.

Problem

It is complicated to find an applicant if you're unsure about the details of their assessment or if they share the same name with another applicant.

 

Discovery

 

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Concepts


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Solution

 

Main

Impact

Meta was acquired by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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"The potential for this kind of platform is virtually limitless: a researcher could use Meta to help identify emerging techniques for understanding coronary artery disease; a graduate student could see that two different diseases activate the same immune defence pathway, and clinicians could find scientists working on the most promising Zika treatments sooner. In the long run, it could be extended to other areas of knowledge: for example, it could help educators stay up to date on developmental science to better understand how children learn."

Brian Pinkerton
President of Technology for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Read about it on TechCrunch

 

User Feedback

"Meta is very user-friendly, gives a clear overview of articles, and makes it easy to scan for interesting research."

Miriam U.
PHD Student, Complex Genetics and Epidemiology, Maastricht University

"I really appreciate being able to download papers from the institution or publisher, and being taken right to the PDF. That's great!"

Ashley H.
Ph.D. Candidate, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

"The most valuable part of Meta for me is the ability to partition different research projects to help me organize and prioritize content I want to read."

Caitlin G.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School Of Medicine

Let's Connect

Get in touch for any full-time opportunities, or a friendly hello 
aaronalfred1@gmail.com