Matthew Garvin

UX Research, Design, Strategy


Design System for NASA
Research | DesignOps

See how I manage multiple stakeholders to introduce human-centered design into NASA’s model-based systems engineering and transform DesignOps for the future of human spaceflight.

AR Toolkit for NASA
Research | Design

See how I lead my team to conceptualize an AR solution for geological sampling on the Moon.

FETCH: Animal Rescue
Research | Design

This is my pet project, leveraging mobile technology to improve animal rescue.



Simply put, Matt’s work greatly improved the usability and presentation of information to our diverse user community (engineers, scientists, researchers, physicians, nurses, and pharmacists). Without his efforts, the information would still be engineer-focused, and that doesn’t help our stakeholders. Matt also developed a design system along with documentation to guide us going forward, so that all of our future models use similar formats, patterns, and colors. In just two months, there are a number of different models using the design system, which attests to its vale. Put bluntly, I highly recommend Matt, I would recommend hiring him, and I would contract his services when needed.

Jefferey R. Cohen | MBSE Team Lead ExMC at NASA

Matt’s perspective on how he looks at implementation is just so refreshing. He knows his material, comes well-prepared, and gives great presentations. The work he and his team did for us will serve as an important baseline for developing voice interactions for NPAS (NASA Platform for Autonomous Systems) going forward.

Dr. Lauren Underwood | Project Manager Autonomous Systems Lab at NASA