Designer/developer collaboration: what works and what doesn’t

What does effective designer/developer collaboration look like? As a UX Researcher for Google’s Material Design, Sara has interviewed a wide range of designers and developers (both inside and outside Google) about their workflow. This research revealed strong patterns that Sara will share around what makes for more and less effective collaboration between designers and developers. These patterns will be illustrated with quotes and stories pulled directly from her interviews.


  • The 4 critical aspects that influence collaboration
  • How to build empathy with those you don’t agree with
  • Best practices for more effective teams
  • Actionable tips from Google designers and developers to improve collaboration

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Location: Bell Harbor Conference Center Date: March 11, 2019 Time: 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Photo of Sara Cambridge

Sara Cambridge