Caitlin Krause

Founder, MindWise


Caitlin Krause is an XR experience designer fostering metaverse fluency.

She focuses on the intersection of technology, innovation, and wellbeing, and founded the XR studio and consultancy MindWise in 2015.

She teaches about digital wellbeing and XR at Stanford University, is a Senior Strategist at the Virtual World Society, and is a creative producer for ScienceVR.

In 2021 she authored the book Designing Wonder: Leading Transformative Experiences in VR. Caitlin has advised global organizations including Google, Meta, Oracle, TED, Evernote, University of San Francisco, ETH Zürich, and the U.S. State Department.

She has created and run numerous collaborative experiences in social XR, fusing presence, storytelling, meditation, and emotional intelligence.

She is a writer and designer for digital therapeutic applications that incorporate haptics and biofeedback.

She holds an MFA from Lesley University and a BA from Duke University. After two decades of teaching and leadership experience, she wrote Mindful By Design (Corwin Press, 2019) helping individuals and teams navigate complexity and change, prioritizing mindful wellbeing, design, and imagination.

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