I'm Mital Kamani, a UI/UX designer based in the US. I am currently pursuing my master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Maryland, College Park.
I have a bachelor's degree in computer science, which allows me to look at design from a technical standpoint as well as advocate for the needs and desires of users. I've discovered that, through thoughtful design, technology has the unique potential to accommodate individual diversity. With this knowledge, I hope to design products that users of all types enjoy using.
Curious to unleash
My passion for a greater
One of my goals is to change people's perspectives about looking at diversity negatively. I strongly believe that disability is an integral aspect of human diversity and aim to develop products that provide individuals with disabilities the same sense of delight and normalcy that wearing glasses for nearsightedness provides me.
What do I do?
I have previous experience working as a Web designer+developer, Graphic designer, and UX/UI designer in the industry and nonprofits. I have also been working as an HCI researcher in academia for more than 2 years now.
Volunteering as a UX Researcher at WISE cities to foster social activities among older adults.
Working on the research project "CAREER: Advancing Remote Collaboration: Inclusive Design for People with Dementia
(As part of THAT (The Health, Aging, and Technology) LAB at the University of Maryland, College Park)
Mital has volunteered under my supervision as a UI/UX designer. Our weekly meetings have shown her punctuality to maximize discussion time, preparedness to tackle issues, and awareness of how to move forward with a project. There have also been occasions where because of her expertise, Mital is able to work independently without my guidance, leaving small room for improvement and critique on my end! She has gained knowledge in several areas which include researching best practices for usability, rapid prototyping based on research, and iterating based on constructive feedback.
In one of Mital’s long-term projects, she had to create interfaces for educators and students while simultaneously combining them under a single design system. Although she worked with a product manager who detailed what the features are, design patterns for this interface are rarely found in everyday tools, making this a daunting task to take on. Still, she made significant progress each week and posed valid questions on what needed to be considered to improve the interface. Motivated by her curiosity, Mital strives for better usability without sacrificing visual aesthetics in her work, making her a valuable asset to our team.
- Chantel Chan
UI/UX Design Lead