Ryan Powell

Head of UX Research & Design

Ryan Powell leads the UX Research & Design team at Waymo, a talented group of researchers and designers taking a human-centered approach to designing the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service. He is an accomplished design leader with deep experience in consumer products. His passion for people, design, and the belief that technology can improve everyday life have been the driving force of his career. Prior to joining Waymo, Ryan led teams at Google, Samsung, Xbox, and Motorola. He is especially adept at helping organizations figure out how to create simple, delightful and differentiated experiences that appeal to consumers across a variety of global markets. He earned a Master of Design from the IIT Institute of Design and a BS in Product Marketing from The Ohio State University.

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