Identifying Phytoliths with Machine Learning.

  • PHYTAID is tool that will be used by paleontologists/botanists at the University of Washington to identify microfossils through machine learning. It was created by a collaboration of botanists, computer scientists and a statistician at the University of Washington.

Client: University of Washington Biology Department in collaboration with the Burke Museum and the Department of Computer Science

Work in Progress

This is the current version of the phytolith identification tool.


I’m currently working on taking this original mockup from the scientists and revamped the information architecture to be more organized. This is what I have to work with from the scientists so far. There is room for improvement with everything from information architecture to overall design and styling.


Design Prototyping

I will be using Sketch to create a new layout for the website.

Information Architecture

Work in progress..