Clifton Lin

Senior Designer at Google

Biographical note

Originally from Taiwan, Clifton wandered into the world of design as an Electrical Engineering undergrad. He became a somewhat legit designer after graduating from MHCI at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2012, Clifton moved to the bay area to work on consumer travels for HP Enterprise. He then freelanced with startups and eventually joined Udacity as the first product designer. After four years and helping the team grow from 25 to 250, he joined Teespring as a design lead, designing experiences to help creators start online apparel businesses. Currently, Clifton is a senior designer on Google Play Store, focusing the core app experiences. In his free time, he likes to surf, travel, and spend time with his wife and their French bulldog Poke (@pokethefrenchie)

    Navigating dramas of the 3 legged stool

    3 October 2019 | 12:15 | Yelp Room

    coming soon

    Design, product and engineering form the core, functional unit (a 3 legged stool) in companies to execute on ideas, solving problems for the users and business.

    In this talk, we’ll look at how to build a solid foundation and relationship between the 3 legs of the stool, and best practices for designers to collaborate with cross functional peers to achieve great, sustainable results, while having fun in the process!

    I’ll also illustrate these perspectives by looking at a case study with the recent launch of the brand new Play Store, and highlight the techniques applied and learnings along the way. Designers in both small and large companies will walk away a more effective collaborator and team builder.