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Table 3 A portion of the matrix of commonalities for the reaction canvas in the canvas sort user workshop activity

From: The Enzyme Portal: a case study in applying user-centred design methods in bioinformatics

Data items

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Overall reaction


Postulated mechanisms


Evidence of mechanism


Kinetic constants for various steps in the mechanism (organism and substrate specific)

Reaction in pathway


Enzyme inhibitors / activators


Literature information i.e. original paper and most recent work on the enzyme


Bioactivity data



Chemical group information (classification)



Chemical compound information (structure, formula, etc.)



Compound supplier information



Safety information on this compound


  1. This canvas illustrates the commonalities of the selection of data items by workshop participants. In this case only three groups agreed on a reaction canvas.