Short-term fixes would only take VIEW-hub so far. Graphicacy suggested targeting the root problems with a rebuild to enhance access, navigation, and management. Graphicacy’s designers and engineers immersed themselves in the world of vaccine data and IVAC’s operations to better understand their language, day-to-day processes, impediments, and end-user needs.
The entire platform was redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up, to empower the IVAC team to have more control over their own site, deciding which data gets displayed, how it gets displayed, and letting them do regular data updates themselves. This was done through the unique combination of Drupal, Airtable, Angular, and Mapbox technologies. Similarly, a total refresh of the user experience (UX) and interface design empowers the user to find the data they need more easily, share content quickly, and create high quality image exports of any view.
IVAC has realized its goal of creating a real-time, searchable, map-based visualization of global vaccine data. The fully interactive VIEW-hub platform now serves up current and historical data on several vaccines in plain terms across 113 different map layers — with the potential to easily add more, including vaccine data specific to adults.
Within the overhauled VIEW-hub, disease burden datasets gained more prominence to help stakeholders make informed decisions and track progress.
Upgrades in speed abound across the platform. Data updates that once took days to publish now appear almost instantaneously, and users on all devices enjoy a much faster loading process.