Barbara Compagnoni - Director, Making Center

Barbara is a surfer, game designer, and creative technologist currently based in New York City. Her work has taken a unique space within the surfing community at the intersection of technology, biology, and psychology. She investigates why we love the ocean and its waves and believes that the ocean’s helpful benefits can be applied therapeutically. Currently, she is exploring physiological data gathered through wearable technologies for predicting events to improve therapeutic feedback cycles. Prior to joining Parsons, she worked for more than a decade at HBO exploring how cutting edge technologies improved creative workflows.  Barbara received a BFA in Computer Art, specializing in 3D animation and interactive technologies from School of Visual Arts , an MFA in Design and Technology  and an MS in Data Visualization from Parsons School of Design.