Carrie McGrath (Leman)

Director of Research

I am a human-centered researcher who enjoys supporting various business needs using diverse research and design methodologies. My collegiate education is in Industrial Design; however, most of my professional career has been focused in user experience, human factors, and design research.

I strive to learn new methods and technologies and creatively apply them. I also appreciate classic methods and feel that the best insights come from using the appropriate methodology for the subject matter and objective.

Put me in a room with a mess of information and I will help you make sense of it!

Areas of expertise:


  • Ethnography

  • Design Research

  • Contextual inquiry

  • Data Visualization & Mapping

  • Design requirements

  • User interface design (hardware and digital)

  • Usability testing of all types

  • HF/UE process for medical devices

  • FDA and international standards for medical devices



  • IRIS Strategic Design – Principal Design Strategist

  • Radius Innovation & Development – Manager of Research & Human Factors, Chicago Office

  • GfK – Senior Usability & Human Factors Specialist

  • Usercentric – UX Specialist

  • DePuy Orthopedics, a Johnson & Johnson Company (now DePuy Synthes) - Senior Design Specialist, Custom Surgical Instruments



  • BFA Industrial Design - University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign