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Design Thinking On Mars: Architecting New Systems for Collaborative Science on the Martian Surface

IDSAI Research Seminar Series 2022-2023

Sara Schnadt is an artist, designer and systems architect who works on the Mars 2020 Mission at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In her 22-year career in software, she has designed tools that provide wide access to civic data sets in the arts, digital journalism, data science for scientific research, and earth-observing and solar system aerospace. Since joining JPL in 2017, Sara has designed a system architecture for mathematical model management for use in mission planning for the Europa Clipper mission. She has also designed and implemented an architecture across the Mars 2020 ground system that, for the first time, formally captures science intent in the science team’s planning and analysis tools.

Event details

For her talk, Sara will discuss her approach to designing for complexity, the evolution of her systems architecture practice, and her work for the Mars 2020 Science Team. Click here to find out more about the JPL, selfies from NASA's Perseverence Mars rover and Sara's work on art and data/design.

To register for this event, please complete this form. Registration will close: 2 November at 09:00 (BST).


To be delivered by Zoom