RoverSketch

rover driving visualization tool for safe traverses on Mars 

 
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SO WHAT:

The RoverSketch (RSketch) tool enables current rover drivers of the Curiosity rover to quickly and visually plan out drive routes and autonomously update spacecraft commands, eliminating a once manual procedure conducted almost entirely via the command line.

 

MY ROLE:

  • Lead and participated in vigorous user research: 
    I collaborated directly with cross-functional teams (designers, and trained rover planners) to design various UI/UX concepts for new rover planner
    drive visualization experience. I also implemented a continuous user feedback
    loop between rover planners and our design team to ensure continuous communication and user insight into our production.
     
  • Conducted in person interviews with rover planners and observations: 
    I monitored rover planners in their nominal operations scenarios for +20 hours. In addition to generating clarity into their process, I produced storyboards and in person interviews with rover planners to understand tool performance and enhancements needed for improved software tools.
     
  • UX / UI design ownership: I produced the entire visual design, user experiences, and final mock ups for development implementation of the RSketch product.

 


 

Want to see my full design process?
Take a look at the case study:

 

NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY MSL / Mars 2020 (M2020) 
FULL TIME DESIGN WORK with NASA'S JPL

 

TEAM

Nicholas Wiltsie
Amanda Chung