Timoni West (Unity)

Director of XR Research at Unity

Timoni West is the Director of XR Research at Unity, where she leads a team of cross-disciplinary artists and engineers exploring new interfaces for human-computer interaction. Currently, her team focuses on spatial computing: how we will live, work, and create in a world where digital objects and the real world live side-by-side. One of her team’s first tools, EditorXR, a tool for editing Unity projects directly in virtual reality, won SF Design Week’s first-ever Virtual Tech award in 2018.

Unity Labs, the R+D group at Unity, one of the most used tools to create video games, VR and AR experiences. The aim of Unity Labs is to explore how game authoring, AI, deep learning, computer visualization, VR, AR and storytelling will radically change gaming and immersive experiences in the next decade.

Behind the scenes, Unity Labs creates prototypes, releases new technologies, publishes scientific papers, gives talks, and works with academia and partners on advanced research.