“Jessica is the first person to take behavioral & cultural issues of the virtual world head-on as a scientist.”
— Philip Rosedale, Founder of High Fidelity and Second Life

THE EXTENDED MIND

The Extended Mind is a VR/AR/XR research and strategy agency that conducts studies and applies insights from behavioral science to increase user engagement and make the best experiences possible.

The Extended Mind’s work is useful today and will be an incredibly valuable resource as the XR market grows.
— Lars Bergstrom, Director of Engineering, Mixed Reality at Mozilla
Social VR is incomplete without understanding The Extended Mind’s research.
— Kavya Pearlman, Information Security Director, Linden Lab
Jessica brings a unique perspective to the field of immersive technologies. Rather than helping to feed the hype cycle, Jessica gently asks us to step back and delve into the fundamental human motivations that drive everyday activities, the need for connection, and ways in which people try to make sense of their world. I have been challenged by Jessica’s research and writings to evaluate my own designs through a more rigorous lens, one that includes voices that aren’t always heard. Through her writings on social VR, immersive tech for architecture and design, and critical studies of what it means to create a safe online space, Jessica provides unique and valuable insights. I look forward to my continued collaborations with Jessica.
— Daniel Robbins, HTC

APP DESIGN

Teacher's Lens from Debias VR is an inclusion training app. Winner of 2017 Oculus Launch Pad.

PODCAST INTERVIEW FEATURES

PRESS / INDUSTRY COVERAGE

 When VR Feels Real, So Does the Sexual Harassment - SALON

When VR Feels Real, So Does the Sexual Harassment - SALON

 Sexism, Lies and Video Games: Being a Woman in the Virtual World

Sexism, Lies and Video Games: Being a Woman in the Virtual World

 Unity 3D blog spotlight on Teacher's Lens

Unity 3D blog spotlight on Teacher's Lens

 Oculus Launch Pad winning announcement

Oculus Launch Pad winning announcement

 Shocker! VR Has a Harassment Problem Too

Shocker! VR Has a Harassment Problem Too

INVITED TALKS & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS