Margaret Gould Stewart

VP of Prod Design
Facebook

Margaret Gould Stewart is VP of Product Design at Facebook where she leads a global team of over 400 designers and researchers. Margaret is the leader of design for the Core Business Group overseeing the design teams for Ads & Business Platforms, AI, Social VR, AR Camera, as well as Facebook's Analog Research Laboratory and Artist in Residence programs. She is a frequent speaker on the subjects of design leadership, ethics and the impact of technology on society.

Margaret has been a leader in the field of user experience for over 20 years. After graduating from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program in 1995, she consulted with media companies such as the New York Times, Time-Warner, and Scholastic to develop many of their first web properties.

Before joining Facebook, Margaret served as Director of User Experience at YouTube, overseeing the design of all YouTube’s products globally. Prior to that role, she managed Google’s Search and Consumer Products User Experience team. Over the course of her 20-year career, Margaret has led design teams for six of the top ten most-visited websites in the world: Facebook, YouTube, Google, Lycos, Tripod, and Angelfire.

As part of the Google design team, she accepted the National Design Award for Corporate Achievement in 2008 and now serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

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