A fun, user-friendly concept app to discover your interstellar neighborhood.
I wanted a fun way to learn about the different planets within our solar system, something that included fun-facts, statistics, earth vs elsewhere, news from Nasa. Set forth was Apo11o, an interplanetary tour guide for someone wanting to learn more about our galaxy.
“I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”
My goal was to create a design that was simple, user-friendly and interactive enough that any age range would be able to use this app without feeling frustrated or that it’s designed for toddlers.
To achieve these goals, an icon set was designed for easy recognition. Images are used throughout the site as CTA’s or landmarks to help remind where the user is. A clean grid system was designed for the purpose of usability and ease of use.
Dark colors give the feeling of outer space. Shades of purple create a sense of fun and light-heartedness. Futura is the chosen typeface as it’s the first typeface to visit the moon.
Icons were designed to be used next to statistics for a visual explanation of the terminology.
“Space is for everybody. It's not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That's our new frontier out there, and it's everybody's business to know about space.”
– Christa McAuliffe, Challenger Astronaut