Project overview

It’s not a question of ‘if’ now, it’s ‘when’ are we going to Mars. Elon Musk is progressing with SpaceX’s future vision of colonising Mars and other planetary destinations, so no doubt there will be a flight booking app in years to come.

Here is what I envisage the experience will be for the SpaceX app.

The brief

To design a flight booking app for all, to visit or move to another habitable planet in our solar system or beyond. Whether someone is curious about space travel and wants to get a taste of it first hand, or individuals and families looking to pack up for good on Earth and move to another planet to call that home, the flight booking app should enable people to easily search flights, become educated on destinations and guide them through the travel experience end-to-end.

The approach

Is to capture a full user requirements list, pairing those to specific or global based functional elements for an extremely large audience… anyone. Elon mentioned he wanted to make space travel accessible for everyone, so this will be a key measurable element throughout.

To design an intuitive user experience that helps people achieve their goals, such as booking a flight easily, educating their selves on destinations and tracking their flight status.

My approach is to enhance the aesthetic already used by SpaceX and focus on creating after-flight engagement. Like a digital travel agent of the future, all in one app.

The goal

The outcome will be a functionality driven booking app, featuring core booking features along with additional convenience focused options, such as vehicle hire, multi-stop flights, live navigation to terminal at the launch site and flight status tracking pre and during.

The app will become your go-to companion for outer space travel.

Initial brand landscape assessment

Areas of focus

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Searching for flights

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Booking a flight

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Education on destination

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Optional flight upgrades

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Paying for booked flight

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Accessing flight status details

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My profile & account details

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Mapping user journeys

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  1. Someone looking for a flight to book.
  2. Someone who has already booked a flight and wants to track flight status.
  3. Someone who wants to access specific details to their account.
  4. Someone who wants to know more about available destinations before potentially booking a flight.

Low-def wireframes

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Designs (Animations TBC)

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Intro & Login

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Home & Search

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Destinations & Planet Details

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Search Results, Filters & Review

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Passengers, Seat Selection & Luggage

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Flight Upgrades & Vehicle Hire

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Flight Booking Review

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Payment Process

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Flight Detail & Progress Tracker

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Profile, Trips, Favourites, Search

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Tools & Approach

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