Nelly Ben Hayoun is an experience designer and director; she’s been called the “Willy Wonka of design and science”. Ben Hayoun is the brain behind the International Space Orchestra at NASA Ames Research Center . In addition to her role as director of ISO at NASA Ames Research Center, she is the Designer of Experiences at the SETI Institute and works at a variety of renowned research institutions. Her new project, Disaster Playground, investigates future outer space catastrophes and the design of procedures to manage them. In her spare time she is training to be an astronaut.