Beyond Design Inc.
Beyond Design, Inc. is a strategic design consultancy specializing in New Product Development (NPD). Located in Chicago, our expertise includes: Design Research & Strategy, Industrial Design, User Experience with Graphic User Interface (GUI) and Engineering for Manufacturing. We create design solutions that help drive innovation for our clients and connect with end-users for marketplace success. Since 1994 we have been solving complex problems with innovative design solutions for global markets. From insightful user research through concept generation, and creating design solutions that are practical and well thought out from all aspects of product development. Our team believes in true collaboration and uses a holistic approach to define actionable and intelligent solutions that provide a positive user experience and satisfy our clients and their business goals.
McKayla Barber is an industrial designer and design strategist at Beyond Design, a strategic product development firm in Chicago, IL. As a design consultant, McKayla has had the opportunity to work on a vast array of projects, across industries ranging from audio equipment to appliances, for clients such as Yamaha, Instant Pot, and Zebra Technologies. She specializes in helping clients turn insights into innovative, realized products and solutions.
Beyond her career as an industrial designer, McKayla is also one of the co-founders of Women in ID Chicago, an organization with the goal of fostering a community for women in industrial design and closing the gender gap in the design industry. In her free time (and when Chicago weather allows), McKayla likes to rock climb, camp with friends, and hike.
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