Carrie Yury about the WUC
I was a speaker at World Usability Congress in Graz, Austria in 2017. WUC is an amazing UX conference that Hannes and his team put on every year. From the moment I stepped off the plane in Graz and was met by a cohort of speakers, to the moment three days later when taxi dropped me back again, I was engaged and inspired. What a conference! The keynotes were fantastic, the sessions were scintillating, and I loved the camaraderie that Hannes was able to facilitate between the entire set of speakers, VIPs, and conference attendees. I would highly recommend this conference to anyone doing or leading UX.
With almost 20 years of experience, Yury currently heads up the Experience Research & Strategy practice of innovation agency BeyondCurious. At BeyondCurious she developed the sprint-based Agile Research methodology that helps BeyondCurious’ Fortune 1000 clients innovate at speed.
Yury has expertise directing both national and international quant and qual research projects across a range of industries, including automotive, health care, CPG, and high tech. Her work has ranged from highly strategic, conceptual projects like understanding the future of mobile consumer electronics to in-depth UX research for product design. She has worked with top brands including Lexus, Sonos, Nissan, Ford, Sony, Cisco, and HP, helping build brand and business strategies, craft user experience, and direct product design, including experiences that merge the physical and digital, such as BeyondCurious’ recent work helping Sonos launch its flagship store.
Yury is passionate about research and strategy because she believes that by understanding people’s beliefs, behaviors, and motivations, she can help create solutions that make people’s lives better. She is also a nationally exhibited fine artist, whose work is included in numerous collections, including the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She brings her creative approach to conceptualizing and solving problems with her to the consulting field.
Yury holds an MFA from University of California, Irvine, and an A.M. from the University of Chicago.