Tamr Catalog

Tamr Catalog Beta is an app to help organizations understand their data sources within a social context. I served as lead designer and product manager for, driving the product from concept to market.

 
 Tamr Catalog's treemap visualization, tooltips, and in-app support. Each tile in the treemap represents a data source. This visualization was selected in part because of its high degree of customizability and its efficient use of space (for large-scale data discovery).

Tamr Catalog's treemap visualization, tooltips, and in-app support. Each tile in the treemap represents a data source. This visualization was selected in part because of its high degree of customizability and its efficient use of space (for large-scale data discovery).

The goal for Catalog was an easy-to-use and free data discovery app with thoughtful visualization and on-boarding. I worked with Ben Fry of Fathom to kick-off our design discovery phase, while working with our field and marketing teams to develop a set of target users and personas.

 I am demoing Catalog, with partner Dan Meisner (head of Open Data at Thomson Reuters).

I am demoing Catalog, with partner Dan Meisner (head of Open Data at Thomson Reuters).

I was inspired by Ben Shneiderman's work on visualizing large file systems in designing Catalog. I validated assumptions around our value propositions and use cases (e.g., data discovery, ETL preparation, redundancy and similarity inference) by interviewing over 50 data curators, with assistance from a UX researcher and an MBA intern.

In 4 months we delivered the Beta release to over a thousand downloads. I was interviewed to discuss Catalog and "dark data" by ODBMS.org. The technology and mission of Catalog have been absorbed into Tamr Unify.

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