Interaction Design

Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study

The PATH Study is a national longitudinal study of tobacco use and how it affects the health of people in the United States. 


Westat developed an engaging PATH Study website by incorporating enhanced infographics to highlight important statistics about the study and participants. We created a separate overview section of study activities and tools for facilitating interviews, and provided a way for participants to verify field interviewers to ensure confidence. The site is designed to be mobile-friendly, providing a flexible method for working with participants and facilitating accurate results.

Tobacco Regulatory Science (TRS) Knowledge Center

Westat serves as the Center for Coordination of Analytics, Science Enhancement, and Logistics in TRS, which provides evidence to (1) inform the regulatory actions and activities of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products and (2) meet the challenges presented by the rapidly changing tobacco product landscape. 

TRS Knowledge Center

To support career enhancement, Westat established the Knowledge Center website to coordinate curriculum development, learning resources, and mentoring opportunities for early-stage TRS investigators. The TRS Knowledge Center website provides the TRS community with a wealth of information through an appealing and well-organized web experience. Using information architecture best practices, content is presented in a modern and intuitive layout with a powerful search and member portal. 

IDEA Data Center EDFacts Discipline Data Interactive

For the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, Westat operates the IDEA Data Center (IDC) to build state capacity to collect, report, analyze, and use the high-quality data required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IDC website is a dynamic tool that supports the Center’s comprehensive technical assistance services. States and local education agencies can use the interactive website to access resources, register for events, and find their IDC State Liaisons.

IDC Discipline Data

One notable feature of the site is the integration of online tools, such as the Interactive Public Reporting Engine, that help users meet IDEA requirements. The EDFacts Discipline Data is another example of an interactive online tool that provides information on EDFacts files specifications for state reporting and how they are interrelated. Data managers are guided through complex reporting requirements through layered interactive elements and modern conventions to quickly access all necessary information.

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