If you are interested in making the most of your scientific website, database or software, learning how to convert user feedback into new developments is key. And putting the user at the centre was a key aspect of the redesign of Expasy, SIB’s user-friendly knowledge discovery portal for life science. In this in silico talk, Chiara Gabella and Severine Duvaud, of our Resource Usability and Support team, guide you through the steps in the redesign project that led to a 15% increase in users, and provide you with a demo of how to use Expasy. The project is presented in depth in a recent publication in the journal Nucleic Acids Research.

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Séverine Duvaud, Chiara Gabella, Frédérique Lisacek, Heinz Stockinger, Vassilios Ioannidis, Christine Durinx. Expasy, the Swiss Bioinformatics Resource Portal, as designed by its users, Nucleic Acids Research, 2021.