Maureen Stone is best known for her expertise in digital color and its applications, but has broad experience in digital design, interactive graphics and user interface design. She spent the first part of her career at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center working on projects related to the then new fields of desktop publishing, digital document design and digital printing. She is the author of A Field Guide to Digital Color. Her work at Tableau Research is focused on the interaction between visual perception and design. In addition to her research, she offers both scientific and practical advice to development teams on all topics visual, from color selection to map design. She has been involved with Tableau since 2004, when she designed the initial data colors for Tableau 1.5. She joined the company in late 2011, was a founding member of the Research Team in 2012, and became a Research Manager in 2015, and now manages the entire Tableau Research team. For Tableau 10, she led a major redesign of the Tableau colors. She was invited to join the IEEE VGTC Visualization Academy in October, 2020.