Spacelog

Spacelog brings NASA transcripts to the web in a searchable, linkable format. Built at a /dev/fort by a team of thirteen, I collaborated with designers Hannah Donovan and Gavin O'Carroll. We were responsible for every aspect of the product from the UX and information architecture to the visual design and layout.

Spacelog was an instant hit on the web. In the first day, the site received 34,000 unique visits alone. We received huge amounts of press coverage both on and offline including Time, Engadget, The Huffington Post, BoingBoing, NewScientist, and The Atlantic.

 

Project Date
2010–ongoing

Roles
IA, UX design, visual design

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Spacelog.org's homepage

Spacelog.org's homepage

Mission home

Mission home

People page

Search results

Mission transcript

Key moments are highlighted in the transcript with a red stripe, keeping  the focus on the content while still allowing users to find famous moments. 

Clicking any transcript line allows the user to share it. The user can then select multiple lines using the plus and minus buttons on the left hand side.

The details matter:  every transcript line's date  is presented in the most human way possible to relate to the user. 

The details matter:  every transcript line's date  is presented in the most human way possible to relate to the user.