At this point it’s probably accurate to say that Fluxible is in large part about building UX community and culture. Every year we all gather in Waterloo Region and celebrate ideas and methods and practices around user experience, all while meeting and learning from each other. And while she hasn’t been a part of Fluxible before now, it’s pretty clear that Margaret Lee will fit in, as that focus on community and culture is right in her current job title!
Margaret is Director of UX Community + Culture at Google, a program she founded in 2016 to serve and empower the company’s global User Experience organization. Prior to that, she led User Experience for Google Maps from its early days as a groundbreaking desktop experience, to an indispensable tool for navigation and local exploration. Under her leadership, the Maps UX team evolved from a few designers to a global organization of multi-disciplinarian practitioners, whose collective work garnered recognition from Fast Company Innovation by Design and Good Design Award in Japan.
Prior to Google, Margaret led organizations at CNET, Excite, Yahoo, and TiVo. Twenty years in the tech industry has affirmed what she is most passionate about: creating conditions where teams can flourish and individuals can uncover their unique potential and leadership style. Margaret speaks and writes about her personal journey as a leader, and on our collective responsibility to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.