NASA Challenge: Astronaut Smartwatch App Interface Design.

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $1500
  • Entries Received: 150
  • Winner: igcalvo

Contest Brief

We (NASA) are interested in the emerging world of smartwatch technology and are looking to leverage this technology to create a smartwatch app that could be helpful to astronauts . The challenge is to design the general user interface for smart watch applications for use on the International Space Station.

Requirements and Guidelines: - Use the Samsung Gear S as a hardware reference for your design - Deliverables should be picture (PNG or JPEG) wireframes highlighting the unique design’s navigation, interaction, layout, look, feel, etc. - This design will be used for some of the following application. (See attachments for examples of all the current versions of these tools.):
1. Crew Timeline application - Will display an agenda view of the timeline as well as a way to easily navigate to another day in the past or future. Currently viewed on Laptop or iPad.
2. Caution & Warnings application - Will display color coded cautions and warnings
3. Communication Status application - Will display whether or not the vehicle is currently able to communicate with the ground through either voice/video
4. Timers application - Will be able to set timers for procedures or until next activity - Design should be for a single app with multiple functions (not separate apps). This general design should: - Direct attention to the appropriate information for a task and increase efficiency - Provide appropriate feedback to actions - Be legible on the smaller Samsung Gear screen - Innovative representations data displayed on a Smartwatch is highly encouraged.

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Employer Feedback

“Igcalvo provided a great user interface concept for an app that ISS astronauts could use on a Smart Watch. This was the winning submission for a NASA ideation contest out of 237 entries.”

Profile image nasacoeci, United States.

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Public Clarification Board

  • cdavidb8282
    cdavidb8282
    • 1 year ago

    Congrat! to the Winner. There are some very impressive designs from all of you.

    • 1 year ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Just a quick update on our judging phase.... we are very impressed with the turn out. Please note that with the extremely large number of submissions we will not be able to provide feedback on every post and especially those received at the last minute … etc. Judging of submitted entries is in progress and we should be able to announce the winner in the next few days. Thanks again for everyone's hard work.

    • 2 years ago
    1. ashidmondol
      ashidmondol
      • 2 years ago

      Thanks, everyone's hard work about this project .I think it will be increasing day by day.somebody winnings this competition so I wish to like to congratulation

      • 2 years ago
    2. cddhaka2000
      cddhaka2000
      • 2 years ago

      I wish to like to congratulation to winner

      • 2 years ago
  • cddhaka2000
    cddhaka2000
    • 2 years ago

    I wish to like to congratulation to winner

    • 2 years ago
  • ashidmondol
    ashidmondol
    • 2 years ago

    Thanks, everyone's hard work about this project .I think it will be increasing day by day.somebody winnings this competition so I wish to like to congratulation to winner.

    • 2 years ago
  • LyonsGroup
    LyonsGroup
    • 2 years ago

    Excellent job. Congrats.

    • 2 years ago
  • TSCHUMBO
    TSCHUMBO
    • 2 years ago

    Hey guys nice works done here! Congratulation to igcalvo! Please look at my work because I want to get better so can you please leave a feedback? Would be nice! 173

    • 2 years ago
  • tommoran40
    tommoran40
    • 2 years ago

    Thanks so much for the opportunity, it's been an absolute pleasure! The winning design looks great :) We've written up our UX process, development and designs if anyone's interested. Thanks again! : https://medium.com/@tomwaya/designing-for-astronauts-3333b50667d7

    • 2 years ago
  • jayeshvani
    jayeshvani
    • 2 years ago

    Congrats to igcalvo.. Good job..

    • 2 years ago
  • JustLogoz
    JustLogoz
    • 2 years ago

    Congratulation igcalvo! :)

    • 2 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Congratulations to igcalvo for his winning submission! We really appreciate everyone's very hard work and creativity on this challenge. This was a very touch decision, but igcalvo had a really great concept for how this app would work. Thanks!

    • 2 years ago
  • HarshaSA
    HarshaSA
    • 2 years ago

    Are the people who've got a five star rating the only ones who have a chance of winning?

    • 2 years ago
  • ArifEKER
    ArifEKER
    • 2 years ago

    Please check #240

    • 2 years ago
  • eddieadolf
    eddieadolf
    • 2 years ago

    @nasacoeci I have 6 images total in my submission and my thumbnail is the most basic mock up. Please consider looking at my other images. Thank you.

    • 2 years ago
  • MyFreelanceAcc
    MyFreelanceAcc
    • 2 years ago

    Is there anything I can do if the contest expired while waiting for my images to upload? -_-

    • 2 years ago
    1. TSCHUMBO
      TSCHUMBO
      • 2 years ago

      I had the same problem... Windows 10 Chrome. Know it´s working again fine :D

      • 2 years ago
    2. edwinroses
      edwinroses
      • 2 years ago

      @dustiiwolf On OSX Yosemite. Tried latest Safari and Chrome. Got endless hang or time outs on both. Network is solid. Tried OSX El Capitan on separate device to even quicker time out. Perhaps Firefox or Windows? Best.

      • 2 years ago
  • adarshkjames
    adarshkjames
    • 2 years ago

    I have the rest of the designs. I haven't submitted the rest because you haven't gave a feedback. How Shall I submit the rest.

    • 2 years ago
  • alogblog
    alogblog
    • 2 years ago

    I wish NASA take a chance of reviewing deadline lated challengers.
    Dont misundertand me, I submitted mine well :)

    I know this is a challenge game, so obeying deadline is also important.
    But as a challenger, I don't care whether or not NASA take a review late ones, and give them a challgener title.

    I hope mine will be chosen as WINNER among 237 entries, but more hopefully
    I wish the really best one will be chosen not just from 237 ones, but from already-designed-but-a-little-late ones.

    Why dose NASA avoid a chance for getting good motivation about UI? It's free.
    I guess late challengers want to get theirs to be reviewd, not just to be winner.

    And I think the possibility for just one specific UI one to be perfect is low. NASA can mix two or more design's PROS.

    Yeh its just my thought.

    • 2 years ago
    1. SergePathFinder
      SergePathFinder
      • 2 years ago

      The best UI/UX would probably be a hybrid of multiple submissions - you are correct. Which is why this contest is such a great idea ;)

      • 2 years ago
  • TSCHUMBO
    TSCHUMBO
    • 2 years ago

    Hey guys, I am 16 and new at freelacer! I dont really understand why most of you have a rating or why i cant see your works? Is that normal? :D

    • 2 years ago
    1. layaweek
      layaweek
      • 2 years ago

      Yea it's normal if the contest is sealed by a contest holder. That prevents others from copying your work because they can't see it either. If you didn't receive rating it means that a contest holder simply haven't yet rated your entry ;)

      • 2 years ago
    2. TSCHUMBO
      TSCHUMBO
      • 2 years ago

      Ah ok! Thanks for answering! :)

      • 2 years ago
  • lgtttt
    lgtttt
    • 2 years ago

    This design is for you, NASA~!

    • 2 years ago
  • johnwah
    johnwah
    • 2 years ago

    Hi, I've uploaded my submission but I had trouble with the interface of the site here. I think I may be missing a portion of my wireframes. Is it possible for me to reupload the additional files?

    • 2 years ago
    1. johnwah
      johnwah
      • 2 years ago

      I just checked my upload and confirmed that it is indeed missing the remaining wireframes as well as the original unannotated versions. Please let me know if it is possible for me to provide them through Freelancer.com or some other means.

      • 2 years ago
  • edwinroses
    edwinroses
    • 2 years ago

    Hello @nasacoeci. I hope that you'll consider at least viewing my entry. I had no luck last night or today uploading my pages via freelancer. Constant hang or incomplete uploading to my frustration. Please advise as are only moments past the entry deadline.

    • 2 years ago
  • gyorfii
    gyorfii
    • 2 years ago

    if the previous link not working try this:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7bns_fZurVFVExTOVpXYlFETWc/view?usp=sharing

    • 2 years ago
  • gyorfii
    gyorfii
    • 2 years ago

    Hi, i can not upload to here my project, now the brief is closed.
    If is possible please check the my design in this link:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7bns_fZurVFVExTOVpXYlFETWc

    • 2 years ago
  • richardoti
    richardoti
    • 2 years ago

    I've happened to be just a few seconds late. I would you to ask to review my work as out-of-contest. Thank you.

    • 2 years ago
  • R222
    R222
    • 2 years ago

    Hi @nasacoeci ,i'm new here did you receive my private comment on my project?
    thank you!

    • 2 years ago
  • mirolysyuk
    mirolysyuk
    • 2 years ago

    Hi- I've noticed the due date countdown timer on the website change several times to different end dates. Can you please provide us with the exact date and time this is due (rather than freelancer.com's countdown timer?). Thank you!

    • 2 years ago
    1. mirolysyuk
      mirolysyuk
      • 2 years ago

      Thanks @nasacoeci, much appreciated!

      • 2 years ago
    2. alogblog
      alogblog
      • 2 years ago

      @fundajohnda Thanks for your link.

      I was nearly give-up states before 2 hours. After your link comics, I laughed and could focus a liitle more in a last-minute panic mode.

      • 2 years ago
  • alogblog
    alogblog
    • 2 years ago

    I have 46 png files, totally 7M. But freelancer tells me too many files.
    How many files/size can we upload? Any body knows?

    • 2 years ago
    1. jlogandavison
      jlogandavison
      • 2 years ago

      20 images worked fine for me (but not 25). I guess you can always make a second submissions with the extra images included.

      • 2 years ago
    2. alogblog
      alogblog
      • 2 years ago

      @jlogandavison Wow Thank you so much for your kind and detailed answer!

      • 2 years ago
  • SergePathFinder
    SergePathFinder
    • 2 years ago

    Submitted. Thank you for the opportunity. I hope you enjoy PathFinder ;)

    • 2 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    6 hours left to the contest! Don't wait until the last minute (sometimes uploads take longer than you expect). We won't be able to do anything for you if you have last minute issues.

    • 2 years ago
    1. eddieadolf
      eddieadolf
      • 2 years ago

      Submitting now... almost last minute again.

      • 2 years ago
    2. Vestimov
      Vestimov
      • 2 years ago

      Woww .. - it's more than 200 times around the Earth (just a space rhetoric ;)

      • 2 years ago
  • bobbydharrell
    bobbydharrell
    • 2 years ago

    I got an email saying you had left a comment on my entry, but when I went to go look I did not see a comment, Was this in error?

    • 2 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      It may be that when we posted the "6 hours left..." message on the public clarification board that anyone who had posted an entry got a message about that post.

      • 2 years ago
    2. ksloan60
      ksloan60
      • 2 years ago

      Thanks for the clarification! I submitted #152 about 40 hours ago, so if this is the first message you've posted on that board since then, that would make sense.

      • 2 years ago
  • kakkeriharsha
    kakkeriharsha
    • 2 years ago

    @nasacoeci: how does the rating system works? and also I can see some of the submission are in grey and some are in light yellow. Any specific reason behind this. Good luck to all the participants.

    • 2 years ago
    1. PereViki
      PereViki
      • 2 years ago

      Hey guys, actually the grey ones are regular submissions, and the yellow ones have been highlighted by the submitting freelancer for $0.50. So the background of the boxes has nothing to do with rating. In addition, we will have to wait until the end of the submission phase of the contest and give some time to the contest holder to review all the entries in detail (might take several days even weeks), so they can select the winning entry/entries ('cause it is also possible to award more freelancers).

      • 2 years ago
    2. kakkeriharsha
      kakkeriharsha
      • 2 years ago

      @Bobramyl: that's true buddy lots of guesses :) @PereViki: You are right, the yellow once are premium :) few hours to go for the last submission.

      • 2 years ago
  • theappstar
    theappstar
    • 2 years ago

    Hello @nasacoeci! Appreciate your feedback on entry #185. It's a resubmission for entry #165. Cheers!

    • 2 years ago

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