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Xplor
UI / UX

PROBLEM

National space programs require the continuous interest and support of the public and government. With recent innovations and increased public interest, space exploration is still an intimidating subject with facts and news sprawled across the web, often written with complicated terminology.

SOLUTION

An educational yet engaging mobile experience that presents space exploration news, media and information in a captivating and easily digestable way for the general public.

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The Mobile Experience

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THE DASHBOARD

Xplor opens up to the dashboard, where up-to-date news articles are loaded along with a fun forecast of the weather on different planets. Users can flip through and read highlights of articles, see recommended articles and also continue articles they've already started.

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ORGANIZED ARTICLES

Instead of being overwhelmed with an entire list of articles at one time, Xplor lets the user see their suggested articles and flip through them one after another.

CONCISE HIGHLIGHTS

Xplor articles are pulled from trusted resources with an easily digestable layout. Every article features highlights at the top, with links to the information in the article. 

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An Interactive Textbook

Xplor's "Learn" tab makes it engaging to read about what technology, experience and research goes into space exploration. The user has the option to dive into the chapter or read a highlight.

CHAPTER INTRO PAGES

Xplor chapters are color coded and use imagery that keep users interested in the information and excited about learning more. Chapter content images and videos can be zoomed in. Highlighted terms open pop-ups for more information. Users can also bookmark chapters, photos or videos they come across for later.

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Extras & Media

In the "Xplor" tab, users can swipe through a 3D map of the solar system, selecting planets and stars to read more. There is also an extended page for the planet's weather forecasts.
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User Flow

Xplor focuses on making space exploration digestable, meaning the fewer screens, the better. Most of the content sits under the Chapters section, while the Rovers and Favorites sections stay concise.
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