Kyra Edeker

User Research, Strategy and Design

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Work

I have extensive experience in UI design, user research, usability testing and design strategy at companies ranging from tiny start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. I work in both enterprise and consumer spaces across mobile, web, desktop and embedded UIs. While much of my work is under NDA, below are a few of the clients with which I have worked.
 
Recent projects have included research and digital strategy for Mercedes-Benz USA, redesign of Samsung’s KNOX container for Android, concepts for eBay’s responsive careers portal, a series of Windows8 applications, and a far-reaching global design initiative for PayPal. Please contact me for a full portfolio.


About

I establish and drive the creative vision of successful user experience projects. I love taking the initial chaotic soup of requirements, user data and expectations and distilling it with a goal in mind: to create an elegant experience that makes users’ lives better. I advocate for users as I collaborate with client stakeholders, researchers, technologists, and other UI designers to reach this goal and I deliver wireframes and specifications to communicate it.

I am based in Berlin, Germany but often work internationally. Much of my work is leading agency teams or consulting with start-ups. I’m here to make the world a better place and one way I do that is to make interfaces work better for the users I serve and represent.

Outreach


I’ve spoken on design, research, and team empathy-building tools at design events in Berlin and SXSW Interactive. In 2008 I cofounded IxDA Austin, taking a 65 person email list to a 500+ member organization with monthly events. My work included organizing speakers, venues, and sponsors. I especially enjoy connecting design practitioners with mentors and jobs.

UX Magazine published an article I coauthored: Love, Hate, and Empathy: Why We Still Need Personas.

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Berlin, Germany / Austin, Texas