Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo is Director of Product Design at Facebook.

Julie leads the design team focused on engagement and core experiences at Facebook, including News Feed, the Facebook content ecosystem, and Facebook Creative Labs. She's been at Facebook since 2006 helping scale the service from 8 million users to over 1 billion. Julie regularly writes about design and technology through her blog The Year of the Looking Glass and through publications like Fast Company, The New York Times, and Huffington Post.

Prior to Facebook, Julie graduated from Stanford with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science, where she was a Mayfield Fellow and coordinated the well-known CS198 program of student computer science instructors. In her spare time, she likes playing video games and exploring San Francisco's delectable food scene.

Clearleft says

We saw Julie speak at An Event Apart way back in 2009 and have been badgering her to open UX London ever since. We’ve been fascinated by the design culture she’s cultivated at Facebook, along with the challenge of designer for 1.23 billion users. So this should prove to be a truly enlightening session.

Talk: Building & Nurturing Great Products

How do you decide what to build? How do you know if it’s ready to launch? And how do you balance improving existing products with investing in new ideas? Drawing on stories of building and shipping products at Facebook, product design director Julie Zhuo will share some of the frameworks used by her team to kick off new design initiatives, evaluate how existing products are performing, and continually iterate upon what’s already out there.