FITC Amsterdam 2018

2018-02-19 00:00:00 2018-02-21 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2018 Now in its 11th year, FITC Amsterdam returns to host the groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool shit in between. Amsterdam FITC Amsterdam


NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) is one of its oldest and longest running projects. Without the DSN, we can’t talk to the legendary Voyager Spacecraft, or even Curiosity on Mars. The DSN is monitored and controlled by a steadfast group of unsung heroes who face situational awareness and vigilance challenges every day, and for whom change always introduces risk. Krys will talk about the DSN itself, and describe how the JPL Human Interface Group is using participatory and ethnographically inspired methodology to approach the challenges of innovation in a risk-averse, well-established culture.


This talk will introduce you to the Deep Space Network and its operators, and share techniques NASA JPL is using for user centered design, as well as design for change-resistant users.

Target Audience

People interested in innovation at NASA, or in gentle design for change-resistant users.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What the DSN is
  2. What type of people run the DSN
  3. Some of the design techniques NASA uses for Situational Awareness
  4. Some of the design techniques NASA uses for Vigilance Tasks
  5. Techniques for designing for change-resistant users