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. 😊