Aditi Kulkarni
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I'm an interaction designer who loves people, technology, design and art. 

Formally trained in print as a graphic designer, I switched to web design in early 2005. After that, I rode the wave of iOS and Android apps, having a ton of fun building products that were sometimes featured on the app store, sometimes a pleasure to use and sometimes both.

I took a break from being a designer to get trained as a human factors specialist and researcher in 2009. 

Back to design, I continued to learn about the tech and startup world. 

My experience covers a wide variety of industries from finance, e-commerce, healthcare and fashion to deeply technical and complex engineering products.

In my free time I create immersive installations inspired by my personal city experiences. 

More recently, I've become a huge fan of collaborative product design that balances both qualitative and quantitative data.

From 2014 to 2016, I helped build and develop Postman - the app that helps developers build APIs faster. My team created and directed the brand as Postman grew from a Chrome extension to a full blown product suite and eventually Series A funding of $7M.

I'm currently working on building and launching a new product called CandyBar.

UX Talks, Papers & Events

Upcoming talk at UXSEA, Singapore Nov 2018
Speaker at IXDA Education Summit, France, Feb 2018
Speaker at Speaker at IXDA Singapore, Sep 2017
Speaker at Design BootCamp Asia, Sep 2017
Speaker at Tech in Asia Singapore, May 2017.
Speaker at Singapore Dribbble meetup hosted by Minitheory, March 2017.
Speaker at Design Up Conference, Nov 2016.
Speaker at Design for Big and Small by Ladies that UX Bangalore, Sep 2016.
Judge and Mentor at Sequoia::Hack, Sep 2016
Product design for rapid growth (How we grew to 3 million+ users at Postman), Next Big What, May 2016. 
Judge and Mentor at Sequoia::Hack, Aug 2015. 
5 things we learned from trying lean agile in Singapore, R/GA XD Summit, New York. June 2015.
UX Workshop, Construkt Festival, Bangalore. March 2014.
Mobile UX - What it's like to design and create iOS and Android apps today, National Institute of Design Bangalore. Aug 2013.
UX Course for QA Engineers at Sourcebits: How to conduct User Experience Reviews [UXR], Bangalore. Mar to May 2013.
Responsive Design Webinar - Design, Discover, Consider, Decide. Dec 2012. Watch Video

Art Shows

Red Moon Songs, Apeejay Art Gallery, New Delhi, Aug to Oct 2016.
Interactive Installation, TEDx Bangalore, Oct 2015.
Construkt Kick-Off Installation, The HummingTree Bangalore, March 2014.
Interactive Installation, TEDx EMWS Mumbai, Feb 2014.
Vikhroli Skin, Godrej Culture Labs, Mumbai. Dec 2013.
Pixel Pasta Performance, Jaaga Bangalore, Dec. 2012.
Art Virtually Real, Art Alive Gallery, Delhi, Sept. 2012.
Neon: Shaping Light, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, text+work UK. 2011.
Out of Sight, an underground exhibition, Bournemouth, UK. 2011.
Shift: the postgraduate show, Arts University College Bournemouth. 2011

Press

OPOA feature as AUB Alum, Nov 2017
Streamlining Design, New Indian Express, Sep 23rd 2016.
Warehouse transformed into cultural hub for a day, Hindustan Times, Dec 12th 2013. Link. 
Find your cultural skin at Vikhroli, Dec 2013, Mid Day, Mumbai. Link. 
Lassi for the soul, Mumbai Mirror, Dec. 16th 2013, Link. 
5 Cool Things at Godrej India Labs Pop Up on Dec 14th 2013, Miss Malini. Link. 
Gear up for Skin Show, Asian Age, Dec 2013, Link. 
Interact with your Art, The Hindu MetroPlus, July 11th 2013.
Multiple Identities, Many Media, The Hindu MetroPlus, Dec. 5th 2012: Link. 
Meet the Changemakers, Mail Today, Sept. 14th 2012: Link.

 

Get in touch

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