Dr Gloria Gomez is co-founder and conceptual designer at OceanBrowser Ltd, which are the developers of OB3 – Beautiful Study for Lifelong Learning, and honorary senior lecturer at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. Gloria undertakes applied design research in novel educational practice with Bridging Design Prototypes. This approach was developed during her PhD to gain entry to natural settings for working with difficult to access and technologically dis-inclined communities. It has enabled individual designers or small organisations with incomplete R&D teams to carry realistic studies with user communities. In Colombia, Denmark, New Zealand and USA, she has lectured and supervised graduate students of engineering and design backgrounds.