Stefanie Hutka


Stef Hutka is an Oakland-based design research leader specializing in emerging technologies. She has led research for numerous 0 to 1 product launches in spatial computing (AR/VR/3D), including Adobe Aero, Adobe Substance 3D Suite, and Meta Quest 3. She established the design research function at AR start-up, DAQRI, leading the company’s first case studies on in-field use of enterprise AR hardware and software. In Fall 2023, Stef founded her own design research practice, Sendfull, helping teams accelerate new product development at the intersection of spatial computing and AI. Stef holds a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Toronto.