Kairavi Chahal



University of Washington
Seattle, WA · September 2017 — March 2019
M.S. in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA · August 2010 — May 2014
B.S. in Statistics · Minor in Architecture

Skills & Tools


Sketches · User scenarios · Storyboards · Feature prioritization · Wireframes · Information architecture · Interaction flows · Interactive prototypes · Design specs · Redlines · Video storytelling


Interviews · Contextual inquiry · Surveys · Competitive analysis · Affinity diagrams · Personas · Usability studies · Heuristic evaluations · Cognitive walkthroughs


Exploratory data analysis · Experiment design · User segmentation · Predictive modeling · Clickstream analysis


Sketch · InVision · Principle · Balsamiq · InDesign · Photoshop · Illustrator · Premiere · Arduino · Processing · R · SQL · HTML · CSS · JavaScript · Python


UW Husky100 Award · Nominee
Women in Science & Engineering · Sponsee
Treasurer · Graduate Student Association
Student ambassador · HCDE
Editor (Comics) · The Tartan Newspaper


Work Experience

UX Designer
UW School of Nursing · July 2019 — present

Leading all aspects of app design for a mobile app for older adults to alleviate symptoms of frailty by tracking diet and nutrition. Creating information architecture, user flows, prototypes, and usability test plans. Working with a developer to rapidly iterate on design.

UX Design Intern
HandiMaps, Inc. · April 2018 — September 2018

Created user flows and interactive prototypes for a wayfinding app for users with mobility impairments. Conducted usability testing and created redlines for the dev team. Created investor pitch decks and competition posters.

Data Analytics Manager
American Express · July 2014 — April 2017

Devised and implemented segmentation strategy for 23 million customers and designed experiments to measure effectiveness of web and mobile marketing campaigns. Built a proof-of-concept for a merchant recommendation platform. Mentored several students, wrote and edited for a weekly newsletter, and started a data science journal club.

Teaching Assistant · Publishing on the WWW
Tepper School of Business · January 2012 — May 2014

Demonstrated labs, held help sessions and office hours and graded homework for a course that teaches HTML, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver and basic design principles.

Teaching Assistant · Probability and Random Processes
Department of Statistics · August — December 2013

Held weekly office hours and graded homework and exams for a course covers conditional probability, distributions and limit theorems.