Designing Into the Future

Filmed on May 16, 2019 in San Francisco

Jess is a product designer, design strategist, entrepreneur and educator with a deep passion for Universal Design and creating products and services that are accessible to ALL people. Her superpower is pinpointing a need to design and implement a new paradigm. Jess always infuses her work with meaning. She started a toy company based in Universal Design to help all children engage in accessible play. Most recently she established three unprecedented design practices at Capital One, including Design Strategy for the credit card business, Physical Experience Design and Data Visualization. Jess spent 7 years teaching design and engineering to undergraduates in Stanford’s Product Design Program and since 2012 has been actively teaching Design Thinking at the Stanford D.School.

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Jess Kessin

Design Strategist & Educator, Stanford d.School

Jess is a product designer, design strategist, entrepreneur and educator with a deep passion for Universal Design and creating products and services that are accessible to ALL people. Her superpower is pinpointing a need to design and implement a new paradigm. Jess always infuses her work with meaning. She started a toy company based in Universal Design to help all children engage in accessible play. Most recently she established three unprecedented design practices at Capital One, including Design Strategy for the credit card business, Physical Experience Design and Data Visualization. Jess spent 7 years teaching design and engineering to undergraduates in Stanford’s Product Design Program and since 2012 has been actively teaching Design Thinking at the Stanford D.School.