June 23rd & 24th, 2016 ⋅ Pittsburgh, PA

Our Speakersfor Pittsburgh Web Design Day 2016

Drawing Inspiration for UX & Teamwork from Classical Music

Classical music is generally seen as a bastion of the elite, a sophisticated and esoteric sphere that’s inaccessible to the general public... and so is the design and tech world. From making newcomers feel welcome and accepted to collaboration strategies and practices, the nuts and bolts of these two worlds share many analogous practices and challenges. We’ll look at ways that this centuries-old art form can inform and inspire our work in design and beyond.

About Smitha Prasadh

Smitha Prasadh is a UX designer with a background in designing for the web. An Atlanta native, she fell in love with Pittsburgh after coming here to study at Carnegie Mellon. She's worked both in-house and freelance, on large engineering and healthcare products and with startups and nonprofits, and has a strong interest in intercultural design. Currently she works on reality capture software for Autodesk.

Over the years, Smitha has played violin and viola in orchestras (including a disco/soul/funk orchestra), operas, and quartets, and helped kids learn to play violin via a music education nonprofit.


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  • MailChimp
  • Think Trough Math
  • Shopify
  • Alloy 26
  • Think Brownstone
  • skyword
  • Seven Heads Design
  • Refresh Pittsburgh

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  • Shift Collarorative
  • A Book Apart
  • Smith Brothers Agency
  • Bearded Studio
  • Franktuary
  • Dribbble
  • Tek Systems
  • Plus Consulting
  • Commonwealth Press

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