4. Limitation and Discussion


The most significant limitation is time. The given time of research and design was limited by the course and the time afterwards before the Visualizing Knowledge conference, which was a period of around 6 weeks. It made me unable to take the following important points into consideration:

User Journey before and after using the Statfin

What/how is the user journey before and after the phases when they entered and quitted the Statfin database? Is there any room for improvement for a better visibility and accessibility to the service? How do people share the visualised information after using the database?

If there is any touch point, it could be very insightful to enhance the total Statfin service journey.

Responsive Website Design (RWD)

RWD is a must in nowadays website development, it is not only for the accessibility of mobile browsers but also important for a better SEO result on search engines like Google.

Customized Interface and Interaction

In order to save the time, I built this prototype with the open-source Carbon Design System, which was released by IBM under the Apache License 2.0.. This design system is well-designed and a good tool for prototyping, but still doesn't cover all the key UI components for a statistical data bank. Consequently, a more detailed and customized interface and interaction system should be developed at the further phases.

Mapping out all the stakeholders and a roadmap for change

The redesign can help many government employees in research and communication sectors, the researchers, the journalists, the students, the citizens, and so on to utilise the data. It is undoubtedly necessary to keep listening to the voice of the stakeholders while designing.

Another benefit is by understanding the stakeholders, it would help to develop a plausible roadmap for this design setting the goals and resources needed in each phase.


  • How can this help to reduce the workload of government employee?

  • How to assess the quality of usability of official statistics?

  • How might a further development to real?