Hello, I'm Tithi. 

I am an experience designer, from India. Currently, I am pursuing a masters in Design for Interactions from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

My journey began with an undergraduate degree in industrial design from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. After graduation, I worked as a UX designer at Harvard Business School Publishing and Deloitte Digital.

 

I am greatly moved by social problems and I aspire to work and create impactful solutions that can make a difference. I am an active member of Robin Hood Army, a collective of like-minded volunteers with a single agenda-no child on the planet should go hungry. I have made serious efforts to design for social impact through my work and am passionate to create experiences that can touch many lives.

 

Outside the design sphere, I’m an adrenaline junkie whose alternate career would have been a professional adventure sports seeker. I love making friends, exploring new places, its culture and its food. I am also a big Harry Potter fan, but then who isn’t!

2018 - Present

CARNEGIE MELLON

UNIVERSITY

Masters in Interaction Design

Developed expertise in design for interactions within the context of services and social innovation. Through coursework and research, learnt a rigorous process for documenting, analysing, and understanding the past and present—in order to propose more desirable systems and interactions for the future.

2016 - 2018

DELOITTE DIGITAL

User Experience Lead

2015 - 2016

Led a 5 person team to create a comprehensive inventory management system for Caterpillar, including discovery, research, prototyping and testing.

Developed visual designs, interactive prototypes, wireframes and user journeys for Footlocker, Standard Chartered and Lilly’s web and mobile applications.

Set up a usability lab for focused user testing and research. Coordinated with a cross functional team for stakeholder buy in, budget approval and training.

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PUBLISHING

User Experience Designer

Established a user centered design approach for the university’s higher education department. Designed the Harvard e-reader to build a more cohesive learning ecosystem for students and professors. Worked with content and development team of multiple projects to maintain WCAG 2.0 standards in their designs.

2013 - 2015

ENTERPRIZE WORKS INCUBATOR

Student Design Advisor

2013 - 2015

​Worked with 20+ startups incubated at the center, to provide them design support in terms of videography, product design and interaction design. Conducted brainstorming sessions to encourage design thinking.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS- URBANA CHAMPAIGN

Bachelor's in Industrial Design

2011 - 2013

MIT INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, INDIA

1999 - 2011

Bachelor's in Industrial Design

S.N.KANSAGRA SCHOOL, INDIA

Grade School