Spectrum Certification Process on the NASA Life-Cycle Process

For Terrestrial Spectral Authorities, mission developers are encouraged to:
i) Prepare a mission operations plan to guide and define needed access to the electromagnetic spectrum; and,
ii) Seek spectrum guidance before designing or procuring any spectrum dependent systems. Such preliminary planning is essential to avoid spectrum regulatory challenges that have affected a number of small satellite missions.
For NASA-supported but non-federal (non-NASA) designated space systems, the mission is responsible to follow the FCC and ITU processes for satellite notification and coordination.
Pre-Phase A: Concept Studies
Phase A: Concept and Technology Development
Phase B: Preliminary Design & Technology Complementation
Phase C: Final Design & Fabrication
Phase D: System Assembly, Integration & Test, Launch & Checkout
Phase E: Operations & Sustainment
Phase F: Closeout

Inclusive Design Dimensions

Inclusive Design advances accessibility, and encompasses the full range of human diversity including ability, language, culture, gender and age.  Inclusive Design recognizes that we aren’t all the same. Design must be usable, flexible, and customizable among other qualities to be truly inclusive. From policies, customer service, infrastructure, technology, buildings to everyday products—we can design so that everyone can be accommodated and included.

ODAC offers graduate students a unique opportunity to become global leaders in the emerging field of inclusive design in information and communication technologies (ICT) and practices.


The mission of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group (ARIA WG) is to develop technologies that enhance accessibility of web content for people with disabilities. This includes continued development of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) suite of technologies and other technical specifications when needed to bridge known gaps.


Work on the WAI-ARIA 1.0 Primer has been discontinued and it should not be referenced or used as a basis for implementation. Important content has been moved to the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices.


WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1
W3C Editor’s Draft 23 March 2017

The dichotomy of 😴 as an accessibility and health module

‪Hating on assistive technology for trying to overcome accessibility obstacles like ‘data horseshoes’ in order to maintain sanity while remaining functional is one way they are able to identify and outline new market territory from a distance by keeping energy settings (💡⚙️) and data horseshoes/accessibility modules such as sleep (😴) set to OFF.‬

Oftentimes the need to advance 🔋 technology takes place at the expense of energy efficiency and personal health modules (like sleep) 😴

At the end of the day 😴 is an important accessibility module (and health context) for people who manage settings for assistive technology which is frequently placed under scrutiny by policy advocates. This is ☝️reason abandoning 🚢 is not an unfamiliar reference or metaphor for people who manage accessibility settings.

Next time you are wondering what I mean when I say I have accessibility issues, now you have a . of reference.

Game and pattern design methods for managing modal infrastructure

Appeal decisions are won by understanding how and why modal infrastructure is managed at the carrier level. My role as an interaction designer will always entail best practices in managing game design and pattern design methods for understanding modal infrastructure at both the carrier level and at the device level. This includes 508 accessibility standards for managing government responsible design for people with disabilities.

When we throw players into a virtual world without understanding the cascading outcomes of default human psychology, we are little better than an unethical mad scientist replicating Lord of the Flies.

Don’t just include people, involve them in a way that establishes their significance. Don’t just elicit participation from people, build community in a way that attributes value.

Game design patterns for building friendships (how design can help build meaningful relationships within games)

📱⌚️💻 as literary devices

In the 🌍 of digital music and apps, global semantic language contexts are intertwingled and managed across sites like YouTube & user generated content on sites like Vimeo/Twitch and reflected in daily bug fix logs every time an app you have purchased issues an update by a developer whose access permissions you may have granted at a . in history.
If this is at all a concern to you make sure autoupdates are disabled so you are able to 👀how microcopy from terms and conditions and marketing materials affect the language used to bring you up to speed about ‘feature revisions’.
Yet another reason discussions about 📱⌚️💻as ‘literary devices’ is of ethical relevance and importance. 📱⌚️💻’s serve as ‘literary and narrative devices’ with functional purpose, literary meaning and narrative value.

Quaking Aspen Trees, Application Self-Protection and Modal Clarity Understandings

Aspen trees are modal clarity understandings for ‘relating to one another in good health’. To say that an interaction designer does not have ‘modal clarity’ when interaction design is ‘the art of managing modal infrastructure in a way that is simple to understand and easy to relate to‘ is to sabotage the persons reputation and ability to maintain and/or find new work which is a role I will never give anyone to have in my life.

If I quake when I write, that’s how I know I’m having an epiphany.

My genre research in art and music whether it be hyperreal, pop art, art nouveau, film noir, surrealist, hypersurrealist, DaDaist, existential, psychedelic or Macabre is for the purpose of being able to inform myself about future work contexts and bring new frameworks for understanding life contexts and life understanding into ‘future job contexts’.  …because art imitates life and my ability to perform genre research will always be an important part of my work.

‘Application self-protection’ is the modal equivalent to ‘quaking while you write’.

Life insights are growth insights, and however much a person may enjoy ‘pretending not to speculate’ about what my insights may mean from a practical 🕴🏼. , it will never be their job to contextualize my insights based upon life perspectives or modal perspectives which places me into a category as having less ‘modal clarity’ than they do. I try to afford other engineers and project managers I’ve had the privilege of working with who manage modal infrastructure with the same level of respect (when I am given the opportunity).


We shape our 🛠 and thereafter they shape us.

When I write, I write so that the children will one day be able to look back on who I was in my own words since a lot of people seem to think it is their job to contextualise anything I say.

There is a time and a place to defend Fort Knox from State Troopers and another time to reminisce on fun, since each of us had a 👋🏻 in ‘building Fort Knox’ together, we feel entitled to describe the post we held in our own words. That can cause cognitive dissonance and mental separation at times.

Here are a few things I haven’t been permitted to speak about/write freely about in my 10+ years of being Married to Marissa Gail and 9+ years of being a parent to Monet Gail and Montana Sky.
  • The value of midwifery and doula’s in the practice of natural home birth.
  • The significance or meaning of our home birthing experience from a father’s unique perspective.
  • Anything that wasn’t somehow dictated by notions of having a broken healthcare system or that our healthcare institutions and 🏥 are ridden with disease.
  • The reality that I will always have a better grasp and understanding of communication infrastructure than anybody either of us will ever meet.
  • The reality that maintaining open dialog with Marissa about communication infrastructure is something that will always be critical to my own ability to perform my job including finding new work when I am between projects.
  • The reality that visual culture, visual communications and design research will always involve 👁🍬(eye candy) and aesthetic denominators which don’t always agree with the value system or activity contexts of groups like @covenantEyes.
  • The role that ☁️ based security plays into our personal family matters when media in my own personal ☁️ includes travels of my own and people who Marissa still has yet to meet.
  • The responsibility that communication designers play in challenging and rethinking healthcare communications.
  • The reality that headshot photography will always mean managing for aesthetic beauty factors which places the burden on me to be sensitive to my subject’s ‘self-deprecating behaviour’.
  • The role that design infrastructure plays in building new business in a way that attributes value to my profession.
  • Design as a basis for business factoring and a basis for instruction.
  • Design as sufficiency context for understanding independent/third-party engineering and development.
  • Design Theory as practice (for understanding ‘simple’).
  • Design method as practice (for understanding ‘difficult’).
  • Design as a framework for communicating about ‘process’.
  • Engineering aesthetics or aesthetic engineering discussions for managing ‘simple’.
  • Industrial know-how and industrial mindsets.
  • Traditional mindsets for understanding or doing something about ‘nothing’.
  • How far others will go to throw our entire family under the 🚌, or under the rug (and keep us there) if it will in some way make them look better or detract from the perception of ‘my role in the invention process’.
  • Design as a framework and basis for understanding communication and communication matters.
Here are a few things which I have been permitted to speak about/write freely about in my 10+ years of being Married to Marissa and 9+ years of being a parent to Monet Gail and Montana Sky:
  • The evolving way that of technology and communication tools are changing the landscape for how our children will be understanding their relationship to the 🌏🌍🌎 five years from now.
“Life imitates art. We shape our 🛠 and thereafter they shape us. These extensions of our senses begin to interact with our senses. These media become a massage. The new change in the environment creates a new balance among the senses. No sense operates in isolation. The full sensorium seeks fulfilment in almost every sense experience.” —John M. Culkin

Better visualisations for data-enabled🌁Fogs are needed for…

1) Emerging contexts for Housing developments and Low Income mechanisms for 🏚🏠🏡🏘
2) Commercial contexts, Retail and Brick/Mortar..
🏟🛤🛣 (⛪️🏥🏩🏫🏢🏰🏨🏤🏪🏯🏦🏣
3) Industrialized mass data enablement for 🏙🌃🌆🌇 and Transportation Contexts. ✈️🚗🚂🚘🚙🚋🚲💺🚔🚒 🚊🚤🚌🚝🚎🚃🚕🚉🚄🚑🚆🚇🚦🚅🚈🚞🚍🚏🚥🚐🚖🚛🚁🚚🚜🚠🚟🚡🏎🏍🛥🛩🛳🛬🛴🛵
4) Data enabled fashion tech accessories/wearables bio-inspired fashion and at a glance monitoring…


Phase-gate learning management design and dimensions of Design Learning

While reflective analysis may be a “naive or incomplete form of reflection”, because it “forgets the pre-reflective experience of the 🌏🌍🌎 from which it sets out”, “hyper-reflection” is not a “violent act” to “stake our lives” upon. It is instead “a decision” to “understand the relationship” between ‘phenomenology’ and ‘non-phenomenology’ while permitting us to act upon ‘reflective’ and ‘pre-reflective states’.

By John Abbott’s standard, learning is a reflective activity that enables people to draw upon previous experience to understand and evaluate the present, so as to shape future action and formulate new knowledge. 

Competency Models + Leadership Effectiveness

Better competency models for doing business don’t just appear out of thin air, they are built by people with an appreciation for leadership effectiveness who have a willingness to recognize that startup life means taking bigger risks, making smaller strides while having a tenacity, support system and a budget to pivot on a dime.

Extraordinary leaders 👀 to themselves first for strength-building and are distinguished by the existence of strengths, (not the absence of weakness).

New year, new me.

My design process (by Michael Darius)

  1. Sketch a low fidelity rough outline of the product or service you’d like to build. (whiteboard/back of napkin)
  2. Define platform specifics and go to market strategy.
  3. Design a medium fidelity schematic and 👋🏿👋🏾👋🏽👋🏼👋🏻👋gestural reference with the desired behavior and process flow to gather your team around and ☑️ gamestorming/affinity 🗺ing.
  4. Create branded/unbranded mood boards, guidelines, iconography and pattern reference library to establish tone and 🗣for a cohesive and holistic design system.
  5. Build your first prototype.
  6. Test your assumptions by capturing ethnographic feedback and insight with 👩‍👦‍👦👫👬👭👬👫👬👭👨‍👧‍👦from all 🚶🏿‍♀️🚶🏾‍♀️🚶🏽‍♀️🚶🏼‍♀️🚶🏻‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶🏿🚶🏾🚶🏽🚶🏼🚶🏻🚶(walks of life)
  7. Gather and ✒️down your observations.
  8. Reflect on what you’ve learned with your team and prioritize the better insights using your favorite card sorting method.
  9. Apply team insights while 🏢 in the desired behavior, revising service 🖼works and needed changes to the content and visual interface.
  10.  🎉 and return to step 6