April Starr

Chicago, Illinois, United States

April Starr

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Hello!

I have 18 years of professional experience in research, design, and innovation. My work spans both the corporate and consulting side of design and across a wide range of industries: consumer electronics, automotive, telecommunications, financial services, retail, industrial, and healthcare.

In addition to consumer products and services, I have applied a human-centered design approach to a diverse range of projects: context-aware communication systems for first responders, data-driven services for the investment industry, supply-chain optimization, and health-oriented behavior change initiatives.

I teach at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute of Design where my focus is on Service Design. I guide students though the process of designing dynamic, multi-channel, multi-touchpoint experiences including the operations to support both macro-functionality and smaller details of the consumer experience.

  • Work
    • IDEO
  • Education
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Illinois Institute of Technology