Traveling through space gets boring. Really boring. With Spark, that monotony doesn't need to bleed into your personal relationships. Share exciting moments with your loved ones during long duration, deep space missions.
To maintain relationships during deep space missions, we identified four overarching characteristics that make interactions meaningful. Sparks tackles each of these characteristics through its three core features: activities, annotations, and memories.
New experiences provide new opportunities to grow and connect.
Hearing and seeing loved ones make for more meaningful interactions.
Bonding over a common context fosters a sense of closeness.
Learning about the nuances of daily life makes people feel involved.
Each week, Spark provides astronauts with new activities to bond over with their loved one. These activities are curated based on personal interest and each designed to foster conversation between the two users.
Sparks provides a built-in messaging platform that's made for the longer, more detailed messages that's characteristic of asynchronous communication. Spark allows astronauts to annotate using text, audio, and visual, helping them keep track of and easily engage with multiple conversation points.
Each activity given by Spark generates a "memory" for you and your loved one to look back on together. Memories can be shared and annotated, just like any message, to foster new conversations.