Creative director of Google Creative Labs, Robert Wong was born Chinese, grew up Dutch, was Canadian, and is now American. While practicing accounting in Toronto, he woke up one day, flew to New York, and became a graphic designer instead.
4:32:16 pm - Fri 25 Feb
Google made a video featuring all of its gay employees. A gay man who was going to commit suicide saw the video on YouTube and it changed his mind.
Robert Wong shows us why so many people would love to work at Google and gets a loud ovation. A great finish to Design Indaba.
4:22:37 pm - Fri 25 Feb
Wong shows us the Arcade Fire music video that can only be experienced online by entering your home address. Using Google street view, your home is then featured in the music video.
4:03:21 pm - Fri 25 Feb
Robert Wong: “You know, earning another 5% market share is not a reason to wake up in the morning.”
3:59:48 pm - Fri 25 Feb
Google recently started scanning all the world’s art, not for any monetary value but just because they believe it’s important to catalogue.
3:52:48 pm - Fri 25 Feb
Wong’s formula that he applies to life and work: S! = Em + Cr
Surprise = Empathy + Creativity
3:49:13 pm - Fri 25 Feb
Wong gives us the formula for a happy marriage – 5:1 – five good interactions for every one negative interaction.
3:47:31 pm - Fri 25 Feb
Robert Wong epitomises cool Google. He’s also scoring huge brownie points with the family, putting on screen: “Happy wife. Happy life.”