“Design That Scales”
- 7:00 – 7:30 – Registration & Network
- 7:30 – Designing for Word of Mouth by Desmond Chua at Referral Candy
In his own blurb:
“Naturally, people informally share experiences and make referrals all the time. Companies like Airbnb, Uber and Dropbox understand this, and have accelerated their growth with referrals. Yet, the potential of referrals is still largely untapped for a lot of businesses. Why is this so? What’s less known about how people share? How do we design for word of mouth?
Desmond will share insights, case studies and challenges from designing and marketing ReferralCandy, a solution that turbocharges referrals for businesses worldwide.”
- 8:10 – Scaling and Polishing is for Designers (not just dentists) by Jill Quek & Lee Si Min, Product Designers at Zendesk
In their own blurbs:
“We’re designers at Zendesk, a customer service platform with 8 different products, used by more than 100,000 businesses in over 150 countries and 40 languages worldwide. Our Creative team of 40+ is distributed across 7 countries. Working with an international team for an international audience means we constantly need to think about design that scales. We’ll talk about the struggles, successes and surprises we’ve experienced as we’ve tackled scalable design.”
Desmond has a background in digital animation, and is currently a Product Designer at ReferralCandy – a leading automated referral programme solution for online retailers. He also co-founded and runs Statement.sg, a brand that specialises in mildly subversive and conversation-starting products with Singaporean flavour. During his free time, he practices parkour, and performs improv and stand-up comedy (Not all at the same time). Say hi to him when you spot him on a rooftop!
Si Min Lee
Lee Si Min is a Product Designer at Zendesk. Her work on the Chat mobile application and the end-user widget extends the way businesses connect to their customers. She graduated from the National University of Singapore, where she majored in Industrial Design.
Her generative and interaction design works have been featured locally in the Singapore Arts Museum, and exhibited abroad at the Milan Design Week, and the Dubai Design Week. She recently found her passion in UI/UX design, specialising in rapid prototyping and microinteractions.
Jill is a Product Designer at Zendesk, focused on Zendesk Message, which helps companies engage customers on messaging apps like Facebook and Twitter. She was previously on Zendesk’s Brand team, crafting and advocating beautifully simple design.
Over the past 8 years, Jill has worked on a wide spectrum of design projects, from hand-drawn illustrations to digital apps. She’s partnered with international brands like Dean & DeLuca and Comme des Garçons, as well as local startups like Rudepackets and Windowsill Pies.
Thursday, October 12th
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
401 Commonwealth Drive Haw Par Technocentre, #07-01
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Sep 27th 9:00 am
- Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill
This 2 day hands-on course provides participants with data visualization skills for turning boring charts into stunning and insightful data stories. Taught by TEDx speaker and Data Scientist, Isaac Reyes, the course walks participants through the four keys to data storytelling – The Audience, The Data, The Visuals and The Narrative.
Sep 28th 5:00 pm
- Startup Weekend Singapore Mega 2018
Turn your ideas to reality in just 54 hours! Join forces with smart, passionate individuals to brainstorm, design products and validate your ideas with experienced judges and industry mentors. Throughout the weekend, prepare to be immersed in an ideal environment where you will be equipped with the right tools and approaches to experience startup magic. Start off by brainstorming and building a strategic team on Friday evening, get down to business on Saturday, and pitch your ideas to the crowd and panel of experts on Sunday.
Sep 28th 3:00 pm
- SGLiveChat: Medtech in Australia and Singapore
In this SGLiveChat, Australian and Singaporean MedTech leaders will discuss the latest developments and their insights on emerging trends, innovations and opportunities. Join us in a conversation about the digital ecosystem in both countries and explore the new, the novel and the innovative while discussing about the opportunities the ecosystem can bring. Expand your horizons by connecting with well-known Australian Healthtech companies and fellow startups in the community.
Sep 29th 5:00 pm
- Tribeless Conversations: Singapore X EC Proof
Tribeless Conversations are a safe space for curious and compassionate people to come together and talk about the things that matter. It is facilitated. It is curated. And it might just change your life.
Oct 1st 7:00 pm
- DrinkEntrepreneurs x 1880 October 1 Robertson Quay
At DrinkEntrepreneurs, we believe life is about making great human connections. We’re Singapore’s most relaxed #afterwork social for the start-up scene and beyond to make meaningful connections in a uniquely invigorating atmosphere. We attract an eclectic audience from all walks of life who enjoy swanky spaces and inspired conversations.
Oct 2nd 8:30 am
- STACK 2018
It’s GovTech’s first-ever developer conference to power the Smart Nation technology conversation on government tech platforms and products. Find out how we’re committed to drive government-industry collaboration. Developers, coders, programmers, data scientists, engineers and technical specialists are all welcome!
Oct 3rd 5:00 pm
- Kopi Chat Deep Dive on Tech’s Role in Sustainability
Join us for a Deep Dive and Kopi in our latest Kopi Chat as we tackle issues pertaining to sustainability and clean-tech.
Oct 4th 6:00 pm
- Bringing Blockchain to Life
Discuss the real life application of blockchain at this first LongHash monthly meet up “Bringing Blockchain to Life”.
Oct 4th 5:30 pm
- Do Startups Need to Care about Operations in the Cloud?
Site Reliability Engineering is a growing discipline focused on applying software engineering principals and patterns to building reliable platforms for delivering our services. Azure and services hosted on Azure are one of the many organizations exploring this updated field of operations and how it interacts with, complements, and conflicts with strong DevOps cultures.