Kyra Edeker


Inhaberin, User Experience Research, Strategy and Design, Consultant

Berlin, Germany


user research
Design Strategy
Concept Development
Team Leadership
detailed behavior specifications
information architecture
interaction design
heuristic evaluations
field interviews
contextual inquiries
stakeholder interviews
use case documentation
paper prototyping
rapid interactive prototyping
local and remote user testing using the think-aloud/formative method
cognitive walkthroughs
ongoing interaction design support and adjustment during the development process.


Professional experience for Kyra Edeker

  • Current 15 years and 2 months, since Sep 2006

    User Experience Research, Strategy and Design


    I provide research, design strategy, and interaction design for agencies, start-ups and non-profits. I lead agency teams through complex service and interaction design projects. I work with start-up stakeholders to define requirements, user needs and stories, create affordable research programs, and detailed design and specifications. I offer support throughout visual design, development, product launch and version iterations.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Apr 2012 - Jul 2013

    Principal UX Designer


    Lead design teams from concept to delivery of complex interaction solutions for web, desktop, and mobile applications. Designed and executed research. Researched best practices, experimented and implemented within projekt202 to improve the company design practice. Spoke and wrote on design and research topics. Clients included PayPal, Microsoft, Sony - Columbia Records, and Samsung.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Nov 2008 - Apr 2012

    Senior UI Designer


    Lead design teams from concept to delivery of interaction solutions for web, desktop, mobile, and embedded applications. Designed and performed user research and analysis prior to and during design phases. Communicated designs to highest level stakeholders as well as product and development teams. Mentored designers on teams. Clients included PayPal, Motorola, Charles Schwab, Microsoft, and Unicast.

  • 2 years and 10 months, Jan 2008 - Oct 2010

    Local Organizer

    IxDA Austin

    Started Austin's first interaction design community. Grew an email list of 65 to a community of 500+ members. Organized monthly happy hours and educational events coordinating speakers, space, sponsorships and other volunteers.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Jan 2007 - Oct 2008

    UI Designer


  • 2 years and 7 months, Mar 2004 - Sep 2006

    Senior UI Designer


    User Experience Design for software supporting lean manufacturing. Developed information architecture, peformed contextual inquires and usability testing, designed wireframes and complete graphic look and feel for our enterprise web application.

Educational background for Kyra Edeker

  • 1992 - 1996

    Virtual Composition

    University of Iowa

    Studied through an interdisciplinary program focusing on writing, multimedia, design, computer programming, psychology and anthropology. Participated in the undergraduate Iowa Writers' Workshop.


  • English

    First language

  • German



Interesting interaction design projects. I'm especially interested in embedded UIs
interfaces for green or sustainable technologies and anything fun or new.

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