Allen Olson-Urtecho

Design Lead, Founder, Studio Bahia


Allen grew up in 10 countries and has backpacked +80 countries.

A few years ago Allen read about children in refugee camps committing suicide and self mutilation as young as 9 years old. Something deep inside of him said “enough, this is unacceptable”. With that began a journey to provide therapies using virtual reality and mobile phones in reaching vulnerable populations.

Allen is the founder of Studio Bahia, a 501c3 nonprofit and a flat organization where a team of 5 women PhD’s in VR, Clinical Psychologists, 3 interns, and 16 volunteers develop world class therapies in virtual reality.

Talk Title and description:

Talk Title :

Immersive Design in Indigenous Psychology

Talk Description :

A talk on the underlying philosophy and psychology in designing immersive experiences towards producing desired psychological outcomes.

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