My past includes flirtations with robots, LEDs, fire, and sound; my present - a long, hard look at how people interact with technology in terms of meaningfulness, and my future is helping companies to understand technology and to design products that matter.

Future Technology Talks

Vanessa has a background in design thinking and strategy which she combines with expertise in hardware (smart products), and rapid prototyping.She speaks at events and conferences, moderates panels, and hosts happenings because of her ability to combine many worlds: corporate, maker, hardware, events, and art.


Designing user experiences is part of Vanessa's DNA. She applies the principles learned from her work creating interactive art installations to create valuable experiences for people using devices, participating in events, and encountering designed experiences in their daily routines.