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15 – 16


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Matias Duarte

VP Design


San Francisco, CA

Matías Duarte leads the Material Design team which is focused on design across all of Google's products and platforms. His team is responsible for interaction patterns, infrastructure and tool chains, as well as overall UX best practices across products.

Last year Matías and his team helped evolve the identity and brand system for Google in today's expanding, multi-device, multi-screen world. Previously Matías led the design of six versions of Android, including Lollipop which introduced Material Design, Jellybean which introduced Google Now, Ice Cream Sandwich which introduced the Holo visual style for Android, and Honeycomb which brought Android to tablets. His team also designed the Android Auto, Android Wear, and Android TV, software platforms, as well as the Nexus phones, tablets and TV player.

Prior to Google, Matías was responsible for the design of several critically acclaimed consumer devices and computing platforms. As VP of Human Interface at Palm, he led the design of the WebOS operating system. As VP of User Experience at Helio, he created the Ocean series of two-way sliders, and as Director of Design at Danger he led the design of the T-Mobile Sidekick.

Matías received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in College Park. His ongoing mission is to make computers nice.