How to Work Together While We're Apart

On-demand webinar
All registrants will get the recording by June 8.

Distributed teams aren't new. But for the first time, a majority of user-centric roles are working remotely.

That shift creates both challenges and opportunities—and puts a spotlight on culture, community, and collaboration.

For the past 10+ years, Margaret Lee has led, grown and aligned UX teams at Google, a worldwide organization with a largely distributed workforce.

Join Margaret and Mike Buzzard, Design Manager at Google, as they share thoughts and strategies for building cohesive teams remotely—and what opportunities today's WFH environment provides.

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Meet the speakers

Moderated by Ben Wiedmaier, research evangelist at dscout

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Margaret Lee
UX Director, Google

For the past 20 years, Margaret has built User Experience teams in tech, including CNET, Yahoo, TiVo, and Google.

Between 2007 and 2016, she grew the Google Maps UX team from three people to a global org of multi-disciplinarian practitioners, garnering awards from Fast Company Innovation by Design and Good Design in Japan.

Margaret is passionate about mentoring and developing UX practitioners, to uncover their unique leadership style. In 2016, she founded the UX Community + Culture team at Google, the first of its kind to invest in the health and success of the User Experience discipline across the company.

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Mike Buzzard
Design Manager, Google

As a UX Design Manager at Google, Mike is focused on fostering the design community and culture. Together with a design director and program manager, Mike is shaping, resourcing, supporting, and guiding a range of programs and projects that are designed to ensure the health and success of UX at Google.

Prior to his work at Google, Mike was a co-founder of Cuban Council, a boutique interactive design, development and branding services company.

In addition, Mike has worked as an advisor for different investment ventures on issues such as pairing creative services for companies design-related needs, operations, and brand direction. 

What's covered

Margaret, Mike and Ben will share their advice and experience on:

  • What it means to lead a team focused on "community and culture"
  • Opportunities present in this WFH moment
  • Strategies for cultivating culture and maintaining cohesion

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