NASA Smartwatch App

Design contest

Houston, Texas, USA October 2015

the story

NASA became interested in the emerging world of smartwatch technology and was looking to leverage this technology to create a smartwatch app that could be helpful to astronauts. So NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation ran a design contest on The challenge was to design the general user interface for smart watch applications for use on the International Space Station.


Using the Samsung Gear S as a hardware reference for the design creating wireframes highlighting the unique design’s navigation, interaction, layout, look and feel for the Crew Timeline application, the Caution & Warnings application, the Communication Status and the Timers application within a single app with multiple functions which directs attention to the appropriate information for a task and increase efficiency and provides appropriate feedback to actions.


  • Build the interaction model.
  • Creating wirefames for certain functions.

the tools

Adobe Illustrator