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Nikiforos Karamanis, Francis Rowland, Miguel Pignatelli and the CTTV Consortium (Center for Therapeutic Target Validation (CTTV), Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK)Researchers in the pharmaceutical industry require information from different sources to make decisions about the association between a potential drug target and a disease. This information is dispersed and not easily accessible to them without the support of specialised data scientists (bioinformaticians). The Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation (CTTV) web platform aims to support researchers in identifying early drug targets faster and with more confidence. The platform integrates biological data from several public databases, presents them in a coherent way and allows researchers to interpret the presented information more easily. Our poster outlines how we applied a range of User Experience (UX) methods (interviews, observations, design workshops, paper prototyping and user testing) to understand the needs of our users. These methods allowed us to design intuitive and reusable visualisations for the CTTV platform following an iterative Agile development framework. This approach enabled the members of our multidisciplinary team to collaborate with each other and with drug discovery researchers to develop a comprehensive and intuitive target identification platform.