Facebook’s director of product design: ‘For everything we build, we like to ask ourselves what problem we’re solving, and who we’re solving it for.’

Julie Zhuo, director of product design at Facebook, whose team works on designing News Feed, the content ecosystem, Facebook’s core experiences and patterns across different platforms, participates in a Reddit Ask Me Anything and answers questions on the the tech and design industry, the role of data in design, and Facebook’s approach to product design.

+ “I suggest we broaden the remit of innovation units within newsrooms. Task those teams with more than product development and audience engagement.” (Storyful)

+ Why the future of news is software: “Newsrooms and journalists are not in the content business. Rather, they are in the information business and the sooner we embrace that fact, the better.” (Medium)