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SpaceX Crew Dragon Touch Screen

SPACEX
Worked with the SpaceX software team to create a touch screen application, providing astronauts with real-time information on the state of Dragon 2 spacecraft capabilities – anything from the vehicle’s position in space, to possible destinations, to the environment on board.

While this work was incredibly unique and interesting, it is also confidential and subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations; unfortunately the work cannot be shared unless made public by the company.
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Screen content from an earlier prototype and does not represent my direct contribution. This image is intended to illustrate the types of challenges this project provided.
MY ROLE

UX REQUIREMENTS GATHERING & DOCUMENTATION

Translated astronaut responsibilities during phases of flight into software requirements, working with space operations team to create wireframes and UI flows for cockpit touchscreen displays

PRESENTATION & FACILITATION

Prepared and presented designs and UI flows to SpaceX teams and NASA clients, including Dragon crew astronauts

DETAILED DESIGN & USER EXPERIENCE

Developed style guide and design specifications for unique conditions of space travel, such as touch targets for astronaut gloves and legibility during vibration

COLLABORATION & PRIORITIZATION

Worked closely with software engineers to understand hardware and technical limitations, identifying and prioritizing user experience gaps and design tasks

DESIGN EXECUTION & PRODUCTION

Delivered designs and production assets to software engineers for production
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Falcon 9 launches

Worked with SpaceX through six successful Falcon 9 launches, including four 1st stage recoveries. The frequency of activity during this timeframe created a driven working environment, focused on redefining the future of space travel.

Images used on this page can be found on
SpaceX Flickr | NASA Images

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EUTELSAT

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Touchscreen Application

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