The functionalities have been grouped according to user profiles and taking into account usage scenarios. The approach in design is task-based with an objective as to simplify accomplishment of these tasks.
Five actors with three levels of users have been defined.
Thus, the use of the software should be useful to users for:
According to the survey's results, the incentive for users to input sources of quality for their references should be encouraged by rules in the system, such as a reputation system for users and the sources, and a greater impact on gradation for references than comments. Emphasis on certain interface elements should also be used to nudge the users' actions towards contribution.
The card sorting confirmed that dividing the content into groups wasn't useful because of the multiple categories an article can belong to. Putting emphasis on tags would be more flexible. Only 2 groups were created according to the type of elements of interest, news and studies.