This image shows a glass case housing a range of Psyche Inspired artworks from the 2017-2018 year (Titanium Class)

Psyche Inspired – Iron Class

Psyche: Mission Control


December 15, 2018

Major: animation

Genre/Medium: HTML5 Digital

About the work: Not every kid wants to scroll on a webpage and read (I personally did as a kid but I know I’m not the typical user!). Even though the Psyche site is wonderfully designed and engaging already, I wanted to created a more game like atmosphere to engage kids directly. This was my first time doing a project like this and it made me really think about interactive design. I designed the Interactive Timeline as if the player was put in charge of the mission, this hopefully gives them a sense of responsibility even though it is just pretend. With them now in this role, the user’s focus goes more on the mission and learning about it.

To play the game, click here or use the link below to download the file. Once the zip file has been downloaded, open it and click on the HTML link. The HTML will take you directly to the online game! At the online game you may need to zoom out for the game to fit the browser window.

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Psyche Inspired Overview

Psyche Inspired is a program that brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation, and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. These works are posted on the website and highlighted on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. View the full resolution images in the image gallery or in the downloadable book. In 2018-2019 ASU undergraduate Brooke Owen was the student manager of Psyche Inspired, assisted by ASU undergraduate Brianna Orrill, a former Psyche Inspired intern.

Read a feature about Psyche Inspired in Eos.

Psyche Inspired was piloted at ASU during the 2017-2018 academic year. The works from the 2017-2018 Psyche Inspired cohort are collected in a downloadable book that tells the story of Psyche through musical scores, sculptures, painting, 3-D models, photography, acrylic art, needlepoint, stop-motion films, and mixed media.

Current Student Collaborations Participants

View a list of the students, faculty, staff, and mentors currently involved in Psyche Student Collaborations.


Student Collaborations Participants