Jury Member

Chirryl Lee Ryan

Director of Experience Design, Idean

New York, USA

Chi Ryan specializes in human-centered, experience-led design, strategy and innovation. Merging different design disciplines, Chi uses a transdisiplinary design approach to explore the intersection between business, technology and people to make meaningful things for humans – and humanity.

At Idean, a global experience design company on a mission to improve people’s lives through design, Chi leads the New York design practice. Chi Is an active member of the design community, regularly coaching, teaching and speaking about design around the world, and she’s also the host of This is HCD, a podcast that explores the diversity and breadth of human-centered design. 

Chi has helped to transform the way 22 million people do tax, reimagine what happens when something goes wrong with your internet connection, use digital to keep low cost flights affordable, imagine how to make money a priority for Generation Z, design automated podcasting platforms, bring the internet to a tiny island in the Congo, inform the development of mobile applications that improve the way employees do their jobs, create way-finding systems that help travelers navigate the world’s biggest airports, build digital platforms that help banks provide better service to their customers, create retail experiences that makes shopping a destination and much, much more.


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