New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extends from 200 nautical miles from its coastline and covers about 4 million km square. Every year, there are approximately 1,200 search and rescue incidents in NZ’s search and rescue coordination area, spanning 30 million km square, and in 2021 Maritime NZ estimated that the marine environment contributed $7 billion to the NZ Economy.

New Zealand cannot independently monitor, analyse and respond to threats and events within its maritime Areas of Interest. Unable to identify where risks exist, they are unable to effectively protect national, regional or international interests and without accurate and timely maritime domain awareness, deployed assets cannot be precisely tasked resulting in inefficient search areas, spiralling costs, and reduced time on task.

I designed a platform that uses Space Technology to enable the NZ Government to make informed, intelligence-led decision-making in the protection of regional peace and security in the maritime domain.

The usability and interactions have been designed using a people-centric approach that focuses on empowering the majority of the workforce to support them in making better and more efficient data-informed decisions. This empowers users with control over their data tasks and better supports communication within multiple agencies.
I intentionally employed established design psychology principles during the design process to enhance user engagement and satisfaction.

  • Client

    New Zealand Defence

  • Services

    User interface design
    Human-centred design