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Hi. I'm Chris Mueller

I’m a UX designer based in San Francisco. I tackle all aspects of research and design, but I especially enjoy whitespace, consistency, and working fast.

Check out some of my work below and feel free to get in touch. Oh, and here's my résumé.

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Streamlining cumbersome data reviews

As you may expect, NASA engineering data gets reviewed...a lot, requiring the owner to merge and address comments from tons of documents.

We sought to improve this process by centralizing the data being reviewed and designing tools allowing review discussions to take place alongside the data itself.


est. calendar days saved per review (actually)

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Improving digital signatures

NASA loves making people sign documents. Because of this, the need for functional digital signatures is super high.

Our previous interface for digitally signing data needed improvements, so we re-designed the interactor to be easier to use and understand.


participant preference for new design

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Digitizing complex test setup

The Ames Arc Jet Complex tests spacecraft heat shielding by simulating flight- and re-entry conditions. As you can imagine, this is a complex process requiring total accuracy.

Working with the Arc Jet team, we created a responsive web application to improve their test setup process by reducing errors and increasing worksheet completion.


incomplete worksheets since deployment

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Head-mounted procedures (in space!)

Astronauts on the International Space Station follow pre-written procedures for pretty much everything. Those procedures, and the mechanisms for viewing them, leave much to be desired.

As a graduate research team, we sought to improve these proceedures by building a head-mounted procedure viewer.


experts interviewed


analogous domains researched