NASA Contest: Robotic Systems User Interface Theme
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $1000
- Entries Received: 21
- Winner: BakiBak
The goal of this challenge is to create a distinctive theme for the user interfaces for the current and future robots of NASA Johnson Space Center's Robotics Systems Technology Branch. The product should be inspired by the robots and the work they do, but should also be functional. The color scheme and elements produced for the UI will be used in computer-based applications that will be used for control and monitoring of these robots. An example of the types of elements to be stylized can be found at http://bootflat.github.io.
Background and pictures of the robots developed in this branch are attached. These robots are distinctive in their design- the style of the user interfaces used to control and monitor these robots should be as well.
• Backgrounds, artwork, and color schemes for robot user interface applications.
• Source File Requirements: All original vector source files of the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape and saved as layered AI or EPS files. Note that PSDs saved as EPS files are not true vector / scalable files and will not be accepted.
• All fonts (and operating systems) must be listed in a text file within your Submission Zip file. Include the name of the font and a link to where it can be downloaded or purchased. DO NOT include any font files in your submission or source files.
• Colors should be given in rgba format.
• Style sheet should be given in CSS format.
• Submission should also include a representative swatch of every element, color, and image. The NASA insignia or other NASA logos cannot be used as any part of the submission.
• A sample mock-up or wire-frame including key colors and elements is desired.
• Color palette is open, but should be visually appealing on a computer screen.
• UI will be used indoors and outdoors, so color scheme(s) must be able to accommodate various lighting conditions.
• Color palette must include colors or effects to satisfy the following "states of being" of various UI elements
o For general elements (i.e., button):
• Pressed / Clicked
• Hovered Over
• Important (should stand out from the rest)
• Next Action (draw user's attention from among several possible actions)
o For elements that represent an asynchronous remote data source or commanded element:
• Connected to remote agent
• Disconnected from remote agent
• Busy / Waiting on remote agent
• Remote agent is On / Activated
• Remote agent is Off / Deactivated
• Remote agent is OK
• Remote agent reports a Warning
• Remote agent reports an Error
• Accessibility for color blind users is desired.
• Required Elements to style include: buttons, checkboxes, radio buttons, toggle buttons, drop-downs, backgrounds, foregrounds, lists, typography/fonts, selections, panels, tables, spinners, labels/badges
• Optional Elements to style include: navigation bars, multi-selections, form elements, alerts/notifications, tabs, pills, pagination elements, breadcrumbs, progress bars, images, thumbnails, headers, and footers.
Stock Photography Requirements:
• Stock photography is not allowed in this contest, but NASA photography is permitted. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you.
• Requirements: Does your submission meet the requirements as stated within the challenge?
• Quality: Does your submission look fresh, professional, and clean?
• Concept: Does your submission capture the distinctive look and design features of the robots introduced?
Please note that NASA employees/contractors are not eligible for competing in this contest.
“BakiBak did an outstanding job of creating a graphic theme for NASA's Robotics User Interfaces. This was a contest and this design was selected from 33 entries. BakiBak did a great job of providing a clean graphic user interface themem that met all of the requirements and was quite creative. Bakibak was excellent to work with and very professional. She was responsive to comments and provided an exceptional solution.”
nasacoeci, United States.