Margaret Gould Stewart

User experience master
At Facebook, Margaret Gould Stewart leads the design of experiences that touch the lives of billions of people.

Why you should listen

Margaret Gould Stewart has spent her career asking, “How do we design user experiences that change the world in fundamental ways?” It's a powerful question that has led her to manage user experiences for six of the ten most visited websites in the world, including Facebook, where she serves as Director of Product Design.

Before joining Facebook, Margaret managed the User Experience Team for YouTube, where she oversaw the largest redesign in the company's history, including the YouTube player page. She came to YouTube after two years leading Search and Consumer Products UX at Google. She approaches her work with a combined appreciation for timeless great design and transient digital technologies, and always with the end goal of improving people's lives. As she says: "Design is creativity in service of others."

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"Technology is a means to an end, and the end is improving people's lives." — Margaret Gould Stewart

Margaret Gould Stewart’s TED talks

Margaret Gould Stewart on the TED Blog

Live from TED2014

Wired: The speakers in session 6 of TED2014

March 19, 2014

Technology is always a big theme at TED (it’s the “T,” after all), and in this session we draw back the curtain to take a closer look at what’s really going on within some of the world’s most influential companies. But this isn’t just about the current headline-grabbers. Speakers will also share thoughts and demos […]

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