Interaction Designer
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NASA: Mars Ascent Vehicle

NASA: Mars Ascent Vehicle

Design for Extreme Environments

Final Mars Ascent Vehicle prototype - Team Iota

Final Mars Ascent Vehicle prototype - Team Iota

Skills utilized: Model-making, human factors analysis & testing, collaborative making & designing

Working in teams, this studio used a human-centered design approach to develop a range of novel designs that address both technical as well as human requirements for a successful Mars Ascent Vehicle. Constraints for the project were provided by NASA.

Full scale cardboard model, used for determining final dimensions and placement of equipment

Full scale cardboard model, used for determining final dimensions and placement of equipment

Final scale model - photo credit, Savanna Li

Interior view of final scale model

Final prototype shell - laser cut plywood 

Final prototype shell - laser cut plywood 

Lining interior of final prototype

Final prototype - working mode

Final prototype interior

Final prototype interior

Final prototype interior

Final prototype storage compartments

Final prototype displays & astronaut controls

Seating arrangement for astronauts in final prototype

Iota team