Hi, I’m Aditi Magal. I am a Product Designer.

I have hands on experience with conceptualizing, designing and implementing applications and websites in aeronautics (NASA), financial industries (U.S. Bank, Ameriprise) and Information Technology (CoFigure). My education in Human-Computer Interaction and Industrial design allows me to empathize with my users and clients to solve complex design challenges.


Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Human-Computer Interaction (School of Computer Science) | Year: 2019-Present

California College of the Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts (in Industrial Design) | Year: 2013-17



Senior UX Architect | 2020-2021

+ Designing the paycheck protection program (PPP) quick loan application that allowed 25,000+ small businesses to access more than $1B in pandemic relief funds.
+ Creating the end-to-end userflow and wireframe for the equipment finance application in 3 weeks.
+ Contributing to the information architect community by building reusable patterns and sharing knowledge through frequent peer reviews.

NASA (CMU Capstone)

Product Design Lead | 2020

+ Designing a digital interface that enables a crew of four astronauts to autonomously diagnose anomalies in space (Research to functional design that encourages best practices, critical thinking and documentation).
+ Contextual inquiry at Johnson Space Center with 50 flight controllers. Synthesizing research through affinity mapping, user flows, journey maps and stakeholder mapping.
+ Evaluating needs and usability testing multiple storyboards and clickable prototypes. Crafting the visual design, components/patterns and interaction design of a diagnostic tool (keeping accessibility in mind).
Link to team blog: https://medium.com/mhci-x-nasa-capstone-2020

Iris (Student built lunar rover scheduled to land on moon in 2021)

Process Engineer | 2020

+ Collaborating with different sub teams to evaluate design tradeoffs, identify risks and develop systems engineering documents for an ongoing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from NASA.


Product Designer | 2018-19

+ Creating wireframes, user flows, concept sketches, visual design and overseeing the development of internal dashboards for clients to view and edit financial goals.
+ Working in agile environments with teams of developers, product owners, content writers and quality assurance testers to create and maintain a robust public website (Ameriprise.com) and internal applications.
+ Helping define and maintain internal brand guidelines and implementing new patterns.

CoFigure + IntegRhythm

User Experience Designer | 2017-18

+ Owning the end-to-end product design of six human resource applications by conducting user research and benchmarking features to create interactive prototypes. Working closely with company owner to gather business needs and provide development support to a team of seven developers.
+ Conceptualizing and designing an internal corporate website (CoFigure.com), and working with external vendors to get it developed.
+ Defining brand guidelines and iconography for applications, public website, corporate templates and print materials.


User Experience and Design Strategy Intern | 2016

+ Organizing and running a design thinking summit with a team of ten designers at the Indian institute of management, Bangalore, 2016 to facilitate conversations on design. Responsible for creating mementos and guiding one design team.

Volunteer Experience


Carnegie Mellon University | 2019-Present

+ Connecting the Human-Computer Interaction department to the rest of the graduate student body.
+ Organizing and executing social events for a 67 person cohort (MHCI) at Carnegie Mellon University.


Alacosta Senior Center | 2016-17

+ Helping seniors use technology- ipads, computers and phones.


California College of the Arts | 2015-16

+ Nominated and voted to the position by Industrial design peers.
+ Planning and executing multiple social events such as design reviews with professors and talks by external IDSA designers and influencers with a team of president, vice president, media coordinator and other group members.


California College of the Arts | 2015-16

+ Co-founded the India group at California College of the Arts with a classmate and staff member.
+ Planning and executing two cultural events (Holi and Diwali) every year for 60+ students to share and appreciate the Indian culture. Organized space, food, music and decorations with a team of seven members.


Asian Art Museum | 2014-15

+ Guiding visitors to locations and activities of interest.
+ Creating a great retail experience by helping visitors find merchandise.