Sequence Bundles is a novel method for visualising biological data and discovering sequence motifs that would otherwise remain hidden.
We designed Sequence Bundles at Science Practice. I initiated, managed, and directed the project, set up a collaboration with the Goldman group at the European Bioinformatics Institute, secured funding from Innovate UK, and
co-authored academic articles, including our latest publication in Nucleic Acids Research (2016).
The Sequence Bundles method is a cousin of parallel coordinates. The
Sequence Bundles have been implemented in two software tools.
At Science Practice we developed an online visualisation tool. It provides a quick and easy way to visualise users' own protein data. Images generated with our online tool can be used in publications too.
We worked on Sequence Bundles for almost 2.5 years. The project started with some quick sketches, interviews with experts, and a lot of research into visualisation in bioinformatics. We went through several rounds of design iteration: from concept drawings, to design
I outlined our design journey in a post on Science Practice blog.
Sequence Bundles were published in:
Sequence Bundles in competitions:
- Short-listed for the 2016 Kantar Information is Beautiful Award,
- 2nd prize (tied) in the BioVis 2013 redesign contest.
I discussed Sequence Bundles at:
- 3rd International Scientific conference on Information Design in Kraków, 2015,
- Cambridge Visualization of Biological Information meetup in Cambridge, 2015,
- Bioinformatics London meetup, 2015,
- Think(in) Visual Communication international conference in Warsaw, 2014,
- IDA 2014 Information Design Association conference in London,
- 3rd IEEE symposium on Biological Data Visualisation BioVis 2013 in Atlanta.
Sequence Bundles were also shown at: