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Grace Hwang

General Manager of Design & UX Research, Mixed Reality

Grace Hwang is Head of Device Research + Design at Microsoft, encompassing Surface, Mixed Reality, Accessibility, and Sustainability. She believes in the power of human-centered design to cultivate positive change in people, systems, and society.  
Grace leads a global team of industrial designers, UX and technical designers, artists, and researchers to imagine and bring to life a future where technology adapts to people to improve their lives. The team is dedicated to creating products and platforms for the current and next generation of computing, with a commitment to ethically-responsible and inclusive design. 
Prior to joining Microsoft, Grace led Product and Marketing Design at Carrot, a digital health start-up focused on empowering people to take control of their health. Grace's passion for health and well-being was fueled over the course of her 12-year tenure at design and innovation firm, IDEO, where she led the Health & Well-being practice. 

She holds multiple patents and was named one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in 2021. 

In addition to her professional work, Grace has been dedicated to educating the next generation of creative problem solvers by teaching design thinking to students of engineering, business, psychology, and medicine at Stanford's School of Medicine. 

She holds multiple patents and was awarded a Fast Company Innovation By Design Award for her work on the patient and employee experience for Planned Parenthood.  

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Events featuring Grace Hwang
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