I kinda don't like how the current officer UI in space looks.
If you look at the current interface, Attachment 3593 (click image to open it),
the officers are almost hidden by tiny porthole like circle - you can hardly see their faces. I want to see them, so that I feel like they are actually there with me.
My suggestion is this (excuse my bad image skillz hehe): Attachment 3594 (click image to open it)
If you look at the mockup image, each officer is in their portrait view (the one you see when they talk to you during missions). Their name appears below their portrait in the colour of their station (I just happen to be sci, hence 2 sci officers). The skill buttons could actually run down the height of the portrait (as you can see the right side of each officer's portrait).
I would like to see the UI to be changed to something like this.
Show more of the officers!!
The porthole type images are ok in actual away missions, as you see them "in the flesh" with you on the ground.
In space - the current interface just trivializes them into game button that you press, nothing more.