Office of Chris Barr.
For more than a decade, I have worked with teams to manage risk and build the right thing through technology, design and strategic thinking.
New technologies can provide opportunities for organizations to improve how they reach and engage the people they serve.
Building digital products and services can be risky, especially for non-profits and mission-focused organizations. It’s incredibly easy to spend time and resources making something that doesn’t meet the needs of an organization’s audience or the organization itself. Avoiding digital investments all-together, though, is an even bigger risk, potentially eroding the relevance of institutions in the digital age and weakening their connection to community.
I help organizations navigate this landscape and make informed choices.
Building a vision for new products or offerings and developing actionable strategies for achieving that vision.
Aligning solutions to user needs through audience research and human-centered design.
Ensuring a shared understanding with key stakeholders and leading multi-disciplinary teams.
Building and stewarding external partnerships with funders, vendors and creatives.
Coaching and mentoring teams to better understand innovation, design and technology.
Investing in joy and wonder.
I have spent more than a decade working with mission-driven organizations in the digital space: hands-on as a UX designer and technology lead, as a design professor, running the Knight Prototype Fund to spur innovation within media, civic and cultural spaces and driving Knight Foundation’s focus on digital transformation in the arts.
I approach each challenge with curiosity. The discovery happens on the journey.Download Resume