Stefanie Hutka is an AR user experience research (UXR) leader at Meta. Specializing in launching new AR products, Dr. Hutka previously led 0-to-1 UXR on both the Adobe Substance 3D Suite and the Adobe Aero AR authoring app. Prior to Adobe, she established the UXR function at AR start-up, DAQRI, leading the company’s first case studies on in-field use of enterprise AR hardware and software. She holds a PhD in human perception and cognition from the University of Toronto - a background she applies to inform neuroscience-based principles for multi-modal XR design. Dr. Hutka has published 14 peer-reviewed articles, and has filed 5 patents on AR and brain-computer interfaces.