Kris Carafelli | Experience Designer & Researcher | Hello Image

I’m Kris. Sometimes, while riding shotgun, I take photos of the side view mirror. The experience of looking forward and backward while capturing the present moment intrigues me.

My Story

I’m an endlessly curious designer committed to life-long learning.

As proof of concept, I recently earned a Master’s degree in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University to augment my background in visual and web design. The program, which was rated #1 by UX Magazine, combines design, psychology and business to enhance the competitive advantage for experience-driven projects. The coursework expanded my ability to extract insights through user research and combine them with business objectives to inform innovative product design and optimize the user experience.

A couple of my final projects involved research and design for conversational interfaces (chatbots). I’m really curious about this next digital transition and how technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual agents, sensing and big data can be developed to improve the human experience. I wrote a research paper on the convergence of user experience and intelligent technologies tasked with helping people who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder. It’s an exciting time to be an experience designer.

I live near Denver, Colorado with my family. I don’t really remember what I did in my spare time before pursuing the Master’s but it likely had something to do with being outside. My childhood hero was — and still is — Pippi Longstocking. She’s unconventional, competent and very strong.

Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear