NASA wants you to design the UI of its upcoming smartwatch app for ISS astronauts
Designers will have to create the foundation for what will ultimately become the standard UI for smartwatch applications that will be used by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Given the broad utility of the app, designers will have to draw up separate interfaces for multiple sections, such as "Crew Timeline", "Cautions and Warnings", a timer "for procedures until next activity", as well a section for checking the link with Earth. Make sure to head over to the source link below if you're serious about entering the contest and finding out more about the requirements.
We repeated the word "designers" a few times throughout the post, and that's because NASA isn't looking for app developers. Instead, the contest is for a UI design that's to be submitted as a JPEG or a PNG, and not for the full-blown apps themselves, which will probably be coded away by NASA software engineers. In the contest rules, the association puts a lot of emphasis on the fact that designers are highly encouraged to come up with new ways of representing data on a smartwatch display.