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Design Fundamentals for Developers with Jay Wong, Google UX

Join GDGsf for a night of design and prototyping! 

This event can benefit current and aspiring developers who want to learn design fundamentals that will help them make better apps, software and websites. There will be a presentation followed by a hands-on workshop where you can try to apply Google Material designs to your own app. 

You will learn:

• Why design is important in the success of a product

• Design Thinking and basic principles

• Considerations in the design process and storytelling

• How to have a great relationship with your designers

• Google Material design principles - the development process and thinking

• Paper prototyping/wireframing: Why it's important to test early and iterate on designs


• 6:00-6:45pm Networking

• 7:00-8:00ish Presentation by Jay Wong - Google UX

• 8:00-10:00 Design Workshop 

About Our Speaker

Jay Wong is a UI designer and prototyper on Hangouts at Google. Before moving to San Francisco, she hailed from Sydney, Australia where she studied computer science, visual communication and digital media whilst running her startup, Omnomnom Studios; a small software development and design studio. With a passion for teaching, Jay regularly teaches courses on design fundamentals for developers, and introductions to HTML/CSS for non-developers internally at Google, and previously taught HCI at the University of New South Wales.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    We were looking at itineraries as part of our app idea during the workshop with Jay. +1 for validating ideas. :)

    3 · August 6, 2014

    • Andreas S.

      Great job! That is an awesome outcome.

      August 6, 2014

  • Richard H.

    I am so sorry I missed it.

    Any chance of getting the visuals?

    July 27, 2014

  • Tai G.

    As a UX practitioner & instructor as well, Jay nailed it!

    3 · July 25, 2014

  • Zara R.

    i had something come up last minute so couldn't make it, but was there any recording of it ? I'd love to watch it

    July 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great content Jay! Thanks to Clara and Conrad for organizing.

    1 · July 23, 2014

    • Clara

      Thanks for coming, Val! It was good to see you!

      July 24, 2014

  • Michael F.

    Good fun/work! Jay knows her stuff, and the hands-on methods demos were a great way to demystify the "black box" of design and learn by doing. Room ventilation/noise/acoustics were the only drawback. The content presented does deserve/need at least 6 hrs to get through. So I'd be game for another evening session detailing the last 3 steps, or a full day/full process. The example challenge was good, but might be better in long format to have interest groups self-organize to work on more diverse examples. Maybe the HUB would let us use their space?

    2 · July 23, 2014

  • Ed C.

    In some ways, my zen moment was realizing that the basic principles/workshop activities can be mapped to how an "app" would actually be developed to function :)

    Thanks to Jay, Conrad, Clara, Galvanize It, and the "small team" (down to 3 at some point) I was with for the great learning experience!

    Yeah, hopeful/looking forward to more (full day/weekend)!

    3 · July 23, 2014

    • Clara

      Thanks, Ed. That's a pretty cool zen moment!

      1 · July 23, 2014

  • Cliff S.

    If there was ever was a must see presenter Jay Wong killed it. Rumor is she will be back again. Thanks Conrad, Clara, and Galvanise It

    2 · July 22, 2014

    • Clara

      Great to hear you enjoyed the event, Cliff! We'll keep striving to bring members the best experience possible!

      July 22, 2014

  • Clara

    It was great to see everyone who came out tonight! Keep on sending your feedback and ideas, and connect with me on G+ anytime:

    July 22, 2014

  • Nivita

    Unfortunately, will not be able to make this tonight. :/

    July 22, 2014

    • Conrad W.

      Hope to see you next time!

      2 · July 22, 2014

  • Curtis M.

    Jay took a 16 hour training course and made a two hour crash course out of it! Great piece of informational content! Amazing!

    3 · July 22, 2014

  • Tai G.


    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Peter

    Will we have some food/drinks at the event? Just wondering if I should grab a bite to eat before arriving at venue...

    July 22, 2014

    • Clara

      Got some great food and drinks here. Get in soon before it's all gone!

      1 · July 22, 2014

  • Vineha

    How is parking around the venue? I'm new to the city and still learning my way around :)

    July 22, 2014

  • Ihara D.

    It's possible to pay at the door? I'm having troubles with the online payment system.

    July 20, 2014

  • JLynn

    Can we pay at the door? I'm bringing my son whom does not have a Meetup account.

    July 16, 2014

    • Clara

      Are you able to update your rsvp with a +1?

      July 16, 2014

  • Zara R.

    is this only for google employees ?

    July 14, 2014

    • Conrad W.

      This is not jus for Google
      Employees.... Hope to see you there!

      July 15, 2014

  • Nivita

    Full name: Nivita Verma

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Conrad W.

    Happy to say that Clara (our newly crowned Diversity Lead) played a major role in conceiving/organizing this event. Thanks Clara, GDGsf is really benefiting from your generous volunteering!

    July 12, 2014

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