This conceptual map and status panel based on interstellar travel with exploring the universe as a theme. Normally, the cockpit of the rocket is matched to the space station by rotating in a weightless state, which is not appropriate when the spacecraft simulates the earth's gravity in the future. In the visual effects of the science fiction movie area, most studies are using at the control panel for controlling spaceship. Differences in galactic rotation also increasing difficulty in the spaceship is finding the right angle and match to one planet or international station. The astronaut cannot easily know the ship's position of configured space trip when they drive their ships while within a planetary system. The interstellar course has significant and unique functions when checking directions and flight status, in particular, the distribution of visual layers and the use of three-dimensional images. The goal is creating one conceptual course map with simplified ship status control panel, which have fictitious conditions of travel situation and significant visual hierarchy, and two - dimensional and three - dimensional space for rational interface layout. Methods of design focused on the functional exploration and interface design. Use a variety of design software to design to achieve the objective. Display cosmic coordinates, directions, and defenses in three dimensions, therefor, gravity changes, and distances can be shown on the map and guidance in advance.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Interstellar travel--Interactive multimedia--Design; Space ships--Interactive multimedia--Design; Stars--Atlases--Interactive multimedia--Design

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Visual Communication Design (MFA)

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School of Design (CAD)


Adam Smith

Advisor/Committee Member

Joel Rosen

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