is an interdisciplinary designer and mechanical engineer with experience collaborating with product designers and technologists. She specializes in matching needs to technologies through an iterative and agile design approach grounded in human-centered design and 2D/3D prototyping. Frances received a dual M.A./M.Sc. in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Janos Veres, Novel and Printed Electronics Program Lead at PARC, describes how the Xerox Innovation Group is working to improve production techniques for smart devices with 3D printing. "3D printing enables complexity to become free. Making a very complex part 3D printed, is just as simple as making a cube….a simple geometric component. It takes pressing a button on a printer." watch the video