Our design team represented NC State’s College of Design at the LexisNexis Hackathon 2017 and received a special mention for our user-centered approach and the excellent execution of our solution. The purpose of the Hackathon was to improve or extend the functionality of existing LexisNexis products in an intense two-day event. We also received the 4th highest votes in the People’s Choice Award. It’s important to note that our team was the only one composed of designers rather than engineers or computer scientists.
The event was attended by a group of 120+ LexisNexis employees and local college students organized in 30 teams, including software engineers, database engineers, QA engineers, DevOps engineers, and UI/UX designers. Each group worked on a problem proposed by LexisNexis, which also provided a mentor who helped with questions about their products, their business model, and the event’s logistical issues.
Our team worked on problem statement #3 “Visualizing the Case Network.” This problem consisted in developing “a network map showing the citation linkages between [legal] cases.” Our team developed the visual system to represent the network map of cases and the graphical user interface (GUI) to search, filter, and navigate this map.
NC State’s College of Design team was composed by:
Andres Tellez (PhD ’17)
Xing Huang (PhD Candidate)
Catalina Salamanca (MID ’17)
John Lopez (MID student)
Alden Rose (MID student)
Katherine McCracken (MID student)