Jessica Floeh is a human-centered social designer and strategist of diabetes technology products and interfaces.
Jessica was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 4 years old. After 17 years of multiple daily injections, she started using an insulin pump. Studying art, technology and sociology at the time, she was fascinated by both the inconvenience and potential of the device. Determined to explore further, she enrolled the Design & Technology program at Parsons The New School For Design. During her graduate thesis research, she developed Hanky Pancreas as an intervention to improve the relationship between women with insulin-dependent diabetes and their many devices.
She is honored to have been a speaker at Medtronic Diabetes, The Mayo Clinic Center For Innovation, Healthcare Experience Design Conference, and on Public Radio International's The Takeaway. She has been featured on Diabetes Forecast, CNN Living, Sanofi Discuss Diabetes and Diabetes Living, won innovation accolades from The Mayo Clinic and Core77, and exhibited at Design4Health in the UK, EYEBEAM in New York and DHUB Museu in Barcelona.
Jessica graduated as Valedictorian with her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Design & Technology, with a focus on Interaction, from Parsons The New School For Design. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Digital Arts and a Certificate in Technology, Arts & Media from The University Of Colorado At Boulder. Originally from St. Louis, MO, she is currently based in Baltimore, MD.