From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Alertbox: Top 10 Tips for UX Success With Agile | Growing Up with Social Networking
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:03:25 -0400
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> But, for those that may have to look it up - I am pretty sure it is User Experience. And, it also is used in conjunction with UI - user interface.

Yes, UX is user experience, which arises from the UI, the user interface. For example, the UX arising from the using the UI at the CompTox Dashboard EPA site ( ) Frankie posted today is very different from that associated with the traditional EPA approach to web content. CompTox is built for search purposes, both by humans and computers. It also knows about sources of related information elsewhere on the Internet, and can lead you out of the EPA web-verse without warnings and sirens.

In these ways, it acknowledges that it's part of (to quote a smart colleague) "a flexibly structured ecosystem of data, workflow tools and domain expertise mapped to the essential commonalities of the use case and content, connected by good information management practices", rather than the single source of truth about the environmental impacts of chemicals. More information about other work in this direction can be found in the CINF last week's symposium at

Thanks for helping with the clarification.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society

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