Stampede Makers #2: Design Dialogues and Dev Handovers

About this Event

Design doesn’t exist in isolation. In all work settings, designers work alongside product owners, developers, marketing, bosses, you name it. Unfortunately, there’s still a misconception that design is something that can be sprinkled on at the end rather than embraced as a process and mindset during the product life cycle. Designers will face challenges like handing over designs and getting your stakeholders and team members to believe in the same vision. However, it’s not always easy when you’re not speaking the same language (developers, anyone?) or when others don’t see the value of design.

If you’re a designer struggling to hand over your designs to a developer or someone trying to convince others (or yourself) of the value of design, then join us for Stampede Makers #2 on 20th April (Saturday) at 9.30am at WORQ TTDI at Glo Mall.

Come if you’re asking yourself these questions:

  • How do I collaborate effectively with developers OR designers?
  • How do I hand over my designs to a developer? Do I need to code?
  • What is good design and how does it bring value to business and technology?
  • How do I convince stakeholders and get their design buy in?
  • How do I communicate the value I bring to the company and make design a larger part of the whole process?

Who is this event is for:

  • Aspiring designers
  • Beginners in the design field
  • Mid-level and senior designers
  • Developers who work with designers
  • Those interested in product, graphics, UI and UX design
  • People in the startup industry
  • People in the creative industry (advertising, graphics etc.)
  • People from traditional businesses looking to learn more about design



LevelUp: Design Tools and Handoffs

Taylor Ling

Co-Founder and Digital Product Developer, The Fabulous and Google Design Expert

Though some experienced and more well-established companies may not have issues with handing over designs from designers to developers, smaller companies, startups and freelancers might struggle when it comes time to talk to developers. If you’re a new designer or developer, or a developer that needs to work with designers, this talk will be a good starting point with actionable knowledge. Taylor Ling will get to the nitty gritty of the tooling he used when handing over his UI designs of The Fabulous app to developers. He will present communication best practices to close the gap between design and development during the handover process.

GetReal: The Art of Creating Value

Suffian Rahman
Manager, Corporate Communication & CSR, Hong Leong Bank

Throughout his 15 year career, Suffian Rahman has faced no shortage of skepticism about design from just about anyone. In this GetReal talk, Suffian will cover how designers can create and communicate value through getting team buy-in and participation in the design process. Learn how to become the lynchpin of the team despite being the lone designer and shift others’ perceptions so that design becomes a fundamental part of their processes.



9.30 - 10am - Registration and Sticky Things!

10 - 10.45am - Taylor Ling: Design Tools and Handoffs: Closing the Gap Between Design and Development

10.45 - 11am - Q&A

11 - 11.30am - Suffian Rahman: The Art of Creating Value

11.30- 11.45am - Q&A

11.45am - 12pm - Mingling



Taylor Ling
LevelUp speaker
Co-Founder and Digital Product Developer, The Fabulous and Google Design Expert

Taylor Ling is a Digital Product Designer and passionate about great digital product experience, as well as closing the gap between design and development. He co-founded and designed Fabulous, a scientific habit-forming companion that received Material Design Award from Google in 2016.

Before Fabulous, Taylor worked in an international 3D printing company on their life-saving medical software for surgeons. He also worked at a software solution house in Kuala Lumpur called Snappymob and crafted Saved, an award-winning iOS financial tracker app.

Suffian Rahman
GetReal speaker
Manager, Corporate Communication & CSR, Hong Leong Bank

Suffian is a creative whose career spans journalism, advertising and PR. Throughout a 15 year career, he has helped to launch countless brands, and created impact with consumers and corporates alike. From Pizza Hut to Proton, he has constantly applied his professional curiosity as a problem solver to drive innovation and inspire possibilities.


ABOUT WORQ (our community sponsor)

WORQ is more than a workspace, it is a community where individuals achieve greater results through sharing of experiences and helping one another. It is a coworking space for networking and collaborating with individuals from different backgrounds such as entrepreneurs, investors, MNCs, government agencies, NGOs, digital marketers, programmers, creatives, and many more!


Stampede Makers is a bi-monthly meetup session hosted by designers at Stampede for our fellow designers in the community featuring accomplished designers across different specialties and industries. The meetups are split into two different sessions: LevelUp and GetReal. LevelUp will focus on helping designers acquire technical skills while GetReal is about navigating the ups and downs of a design career without losing enthusiasm.

Stampede Makers is doing a nationwide roadshow by visiting different cities in Malaysia. This stop in KL marks our second event after our inaugural Makers in Penang.

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Founded in 2006, Stampede is a user experience and digital product development agency in Malaysia. We design user-centred experience and build digital products for clients all over the world.
Sat Apr 20, 2019
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM MYT
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General Admission SOLD OUT RM10.50
Venue Address
3A-01A, Glo Damansara, 699, Jalan Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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