Blog Posts


June, 2017

Applying a User-Centered Taskonomy Approach to a Government Site Redesign

As the lead UX designer on the redesign project, one of the biggest challenges was coming up with a new information architecture for the new site. As the old site had 230,000 unique URL's, we had to take a user-centered and task-driven approach. 


April, 2017

Bringing Public Opinion to the Redesign

As part of the redesign, to stay true to our mission of being constituent-centric, we partnered with AIGA to hold a public design critique. Over 100 people were invited to hear our journey, critique our logo options, and ask questions about the project.

You can also check out the presentation and recap video on my Presentations & Interviews page. 


October, 2016

Meet Nedret Sahin

This was a post introducing me as a speaker, before I gave a presentation at the She Geeks Out networking event in October of 2016 at Velir. I write about how I first got into UX design, what a typical day looks like, the favorite part of my day, being a woman in STEM, what excites me about the industry, women that inspire me, the best advice I was given, and what I geek out about. You can also check out the presentation and transcript of the talk on the role of emotional intelligence on collaborative teams on my Presentations & Interviews page.


January, 2016

Why a UX and Design Audit is a Great Way to Start Your Next Redesign

In a post for the Velir blog, I write about why a heuristic evaluation is a great way to start your next web redesign. I explain the why and how, and demonstrate using examples from a project deliverable.