I’m a design researcher specializing in qualitative research for human-centered design, to inspire product and service innovation. I believe design is our best tool to solve our most challenging problems, and am especially fascinated by design’s potential to impact areas that haven’t traditionally been design-centered, such as healthcare, politics, and economic development.

My design research skills include research plan design, creative participant recruiting and coordination, ethnographic style user interviews and observations, remote diary studies, survey design, research result analysis and synthesis, creatively presenting findings as frameworks and other visuals, concept prototyping and testing, project documentation, and workshop facilitation.

My background as an industrial designer enables me to produce actionable research that’s useful for design teams, and my broad range of design skills lets me communicate findings effectively, as well as to contribute to product design where needed.

I hold a BFA in Industrial Design from California College of the Arts and a BA in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College. Outside of work, I listen to too many political podcasts, volunteer for progressive political causes, and get outside to climb, bike, surf and ski as much as I can.

 

Get in touch

cara.kritikos@gmail.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/carakritikos

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