Functional requirements for the VIVO Scholar user interface

The Functional Requirements for the VIVO Scholar User Interface were written mostly by Paul Albert during the Product Evolution Task Force work. This document explores requirements and design principles. The requirements document informs the VIVO Scholar designs or mockups

Data specification v1.0

The data specification is a work in progress. We are working to provide more information about what data will be supported and displayed.

Schedule and milestones

Development is done in three-week sprints. The following milestones refer to development of the VIVO Scholar user interface. NOTE: this schedule is likely to change due to shifting demands. Please contact one of the VIVO Scholar Task Force members with questions.

Sprint 10:10/28/2019 to 11/15/2019

  • Profile page, About tab: Positions
  • Profile page, Sidebar: Name, title, org, photo, contact and links
  • Home page

Sprint 11, 11/18/2019 to 12/6/2019

  • Profile page, About tab: Education and Training, Overview
  • Profile page, Publications tab: Publications

Sprint 12, 12/9/2019 to 1/3/2020 (four weeks due to holidays)

  • Profile page, Research and Expertise tab: Research Areas, Concept, Associated Departments, Research Area Of
  • Profile page, Research and Expertise tab: Grants

Sprint 13, 1/6/2020 to 1/24/2020

  • Courses tab: Recent Courses

Sprint 14, 1/27/2020 to 2/14/2020

  • Search: People tab

Sprint 15, 2/17/2020 to 3/6/2020

  • Search: Publications tab
  • Search: Funding tab

Sprint 16, 3/9/2020 to 3/27/2020

  • Search: Other tab
  • Pubs entity page
  • Funding/grants entity page

Sprint 17, 3/30/2020 to 4/17/2020

  • Search features cleanup
  • Responsive/mobile views

Sprint 18, 4/20/2020 to 5/8/2020

  • Organizations page
  • Embeddable "widgets"
  • About page

Sprint 19, 5/11/2020 to 5/29/2020

  • Release Preparation
  • Final Regression Testing: Beta release


Final mockups

Based on the results of the community survey, these final mockups were created for VIVO Scholars.

Archived Mockups

VIVO Scholar profile page mockups

In June 2019, we refined earlier mockups of the profile page, added VIVO branding, and created a third option. We invited the community to take a profile page survey to vote for their favorite designs.

Option OneOption TwoOption Three

Search page mockups

In July 2019, we produced three designs for the search page mockups and released a community survey to get feedback.

Option OneOption TwoOption Three

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