Design Hack Night Prototyping Workshop

April 29, 2015 @ 6PM

An evening of conversation, making, and feedback, as inspired by the Tinderbox Hack Night. Come for a chance to share your insights and learn from your peers.

About the Event

Welcome to our 3rd Design Hack Night, an evening of conversation, making, and feedback. Inspired by the Tinderbox Hack Night, Design Hack Night is a chance to share your insights and learn from your peers.

This special edition of Design Hack Night features a product story prototyping workshop by Garen Checkley, a full-time prototyper at YouTube. We’ll discuss what a product story is, when to use it, and understand how to approach it with a prototyping mindset. We’ll do a low-fidelity product story prototyping exercise for just over an hour, followed by networking. No supplies needed, just yourself and a sense of

If you have a lightning talk you’d like to give that fits the theme of “prototyping”, feel free to send me an email at

Serving food and plenty of drinks as well!

About the Speaker

Garen Checkley is an advocate for prototyping as a mindset in addition to a skillset. He is a full-time prototyper at YouTube where he works on product design for Emerging Markets. He’s been at Google for over 4 years and has a background in lighting design for contemporary dance.


Carbon Five @ 585 Howard St, 2nd Floor, San Francisco

Carbon Five is located in the SoMa neighborhood of downtown San Francisco and is approximately a 7 minute walk from Montgomery St BART/Muni station. While taking public transportation is encouraged, there’s a paid parking lot at the Red Cross building @ 85 2nd St and other nearby garages if necessary.

Please check for additional nearby parking options.


6:00p-6:30p Networking, food/drinks 6:30p-8:00p Product Story Prototyping Workshop 8:00p-8:30p More networking and wrap up


Thanks to all our awesome sponsors for helping putting together Design Hack Night!