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.
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.