Caris Hurd

Director of User Experience

Web Chef Caris Hurd
Austin, TX

The person at the intersection of business, design, and technology.

Caris Hurd is the director of user experience at Four Kitchens and a geek about technology, user research, and design. She’s been making websites for fun since 1998. She is a psychologist at heart with an analytical mind and enjoys solving human problems with technology. She has over ten years of experience designing, developing, and managing large websites and complex software products.

Caris has a master’s degree in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis on user research and interaction design. She is currently serving on the Advisory Council at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, where she helps guide the future of the graduate program and mentors graduate students interested in UX or careers in technology.

Recent Four Kitchens Projects

  • World Pulse – Researcher, Information Architect, UX Designer
  • Texas Exes – Researcher, Information Architect, UX Designer
  • – Researcher and Information Architect
  • – Researcher and Information Architect

Bits and pieces

  • On my next vacation, I'm going to…

    Scandinavia in summer—all the sunshine without the brutal Texas heat!

  • Chips and queso and Allagash Curieux

    …are the perfect dinner combo.
  • When the world ends, you'll find me…

    knitting on the couch while cuddling two terrified chihuahuas.

  • I empower others by…


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