Designers - Keilhauer

Designers

Helen Kerr

Helen Kerr is principal of Kerr and Company, a product and system development team with a focus on research and strategic innovation. What is common to all of Kerr and Company's work is the underlying problem solving methodology they apply coupled with a strong aesthetic sensibility and a real sensitivity to user needs. Since 1988, Helen and her team at Kerr and Company have been developing furniture and consumer products for both the contract and retail market, realizing ideas as fully engineered goods.

For Keilhauer, Kerr identified unmet needs and introduced an evidence based development approach to the problem. Using observation, interviews and testing, they established new benchmarks for the product experience. They then applied detailed engineering and design skills to create a fully integrated solution that addresses the key issues in healthcare environments today.

Helen is an associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design. A native of Montreal, she studied Environmental Science at the University of Waterloo and Industrial Design at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD).