Matthew Garvin

UX Research, Design, Strategy


NASA ExMC DesignOps

In this case study, see how I helped the model-based systems engineering team in NASA’s Human Research Program optimize their milestone reviews by creating more efficient workflows while improving the quality and consistency of UI design.

ATLAS – Augmented Reality Toolkit for Lunar Astronauts and Scientists

In this UX case study, see how I drive the UX design for an AR interface on the Hololens intended for Artemis Generation Astronauts. For the NASA SUITS Challenge

Meet Diego – A conversational design persona for NPAS (NASA Platform for Autonomous Systems)

See how I leverage human-centered design to lead my team through the development of a conversation design system for NPAS – NASA’s Platform for Autonomous Systems. In collaboration with the Autonomous Systems Lab at Stennis, for the NASA X-Hab Challenge

FETCH: Leveraging social media for animal rescue

This is my literal pet project. As an animal lover, I notice missing pet posters in my community, particularly if they are older. How might we leverage the power of mobile technology and social media to improve the chances of a successful 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