Hello! I'm a design manager, and senior interaction designer and researcher.
I’m passionate about freedom of expression, access to information and benefits, privacy rights, transparency and experimentation.
I have over 13 years of experience working with government agencies, educational institutions, international organizations, start-ups and non-profits. I was very lucky to amplify my design practice and network through MICA’s BFA in Graphic Design and SVA’s MFA in Interaction Design.
Design can change lives. I contribute to change by:
practicing deep listening
balancing complex and competing business requirements and user needs
building bridges between design, development and product management teams
- leading inclusive and participatory practices
establishing team norms towards sustainable processes
- building trusting and authentic relationships
- mentoring early career designers and colleagues
I’m currently at Nava, a public benefit corporation working with government agencies to improve their digital services.
Before this, I led user experience design and research on login.gov at 18F, a design and technology team within the federal government.
My journey has taken me from Libya › India › Saudi Arabia › England › Utah › Baltimore › New York › Austin › San Francisco › Washington DC › Austin.
Let’s chat at meghana.khandekar [at] gmail.com.
My name is pronounced megh-na, meaning “of the clouds” in Hindi. Meg works too. 😊