47 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
009: Healthy Cyborgs
In this episode we talk to 'OG' interaction and product designer and ex Method Creative Director Alexander Grunsteidl. We pick up on a few threads from our beyond the pill episode, exploring how people are hacking or designing their own healthcare systems. We discuss Alexander's personal experiences of living with an implanted medical device and the part implanted devices might play in the future with use cases beyond healthcare. Prior to working at Method Alexander worked at Phillips and Apple designing medical devices. Alexander is currently Global Head of Design practises at Method's parent company GlobalLogic.
39 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
008: The Craft Of Technology
This week we dive into the world of digital migrators, uncovering just why every company needs to think about becoming a technology company. We break down the process of transformation by understanding why data is so important. It's only with data that we can understand the real need of customers, creating the opportunity for everyone to build their own platform. Our guest this week is Dr Sunil Sinh, Chief Technology Officer of GlobalLogic. He's a technologist, educator and entrepreneur with a distinguished career and hands-on experience in conceptualizing, designing, building, and launching innovative technology products and services. As CTO – Engineering, Sunil oversees GlobalLogic’s overall Delivery Excellence charter, including Horizontal Practices (for driving technical expertise in Delivery and customer engagement around modern technologies) and Global Delivery Assurance. Taking on the host chair this week we have John Oswald, Managing Director of Method London. You can find out more about Method at https://www.method.com/.
43 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
007: Beyond The Pill
Matt alongside new co-host, fellow Method colleague Chris MacDonald, jump into the world of pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Joined by our guests Alex Gilbert, Head of Special Projects at Medopad and Alasdair Thong we cover personalized healthcare, genetic profiling, health augmentation and much more.
2 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
BONUS: Happy Holidays from Method
Matt closes out the year with a quick message to our listeners. Now, Near and Next will be back on 2/1/2019. You can find the Method Holiday Spirit at https://medium.com/method-perspectives/the-holiday-spirit-made-with-twitter-data-8458cffa3a6b Happy Holidays from Matt, Chantal, our podcast producers and Method!
43 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
006: The Art of Asking Better Questions
Last week we asked you what questions you had about design. You sent us in some brilliant questions, so we brought on Method's Chief Design Officer, Alvaro Marques to answer them. We start off with the basics, digging into what design is and what effect it has on the world around us. Matt and Alvaro then tackle how design is changing through approaches like data-driven design and business design.
40 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
005: Tackling uncertainty with Earth Science AI
Earth Science AI. Not a phrase many are familiar with that is before you meet this week’s guest Iggy Bassi. We are all too aware that our climate is fundamentally changing at a speed, and scale we’re not equipped to comprehend. As a species, we’re brilliant at dealing with more apparent dangers like finding shelter or defending our turf from aggressors - but we’re not equipped to comprehend problems at the scale and complexity of our planet. So we’re all doomed - you might as well switch off this podcast, grab a dance partner and party like it’s the end of the world. Well, maybe not just yet! Earth Science AI may just be the kind of toolset we need to able to comprehend and quantify the problem at a planetary scale. Spurred by this threat, (and let’s face it, extinction is a pretty motivating threat) our guest this week founded London-based start-up called Cervest which is developing a new branch of AI called Earth Science AI, which promises to support governments, businesses, organisations, and farmers to quantify natural capital and anticipate the risks that climate uncertainty poses to humanity. Earth science AI is a new area of innovation that combines Earth science with AI-powered decision-making tools. It promises to help us make better decisions in a time of climatic uncertainty, potentially transforming our capacity to adapt to things like famine, natural disasters, migration, agriculture and geopolitics. In this episode, we talk to Iggy about how Earth Science AI works.
36 minutes | Nov 28, 2019
004: Education - Is it fit for purpose?
This week, Matt is joined by Chantal Schonbachler from Method and Graham Brown-Martin - author of Learning Reimagined, founder of Learning Without Frontiers, leader in the field of foresight & anticipatory research. We talk about the 4th Industrial Revolution and how it's influencing education and the skills needed for our future workforce. We also cover:- The commodification of industries- Education's assessment systems and how they should be rethought- Lifelong learning in today's age- AI's role in augmenting education- How we get out of the interregnum- Generation Z Further reading/watching: Personalized Learning: Tailored or Taylorized - Graham speaking at WISE What is the purpose of education? Designing Education in the age of AI - Method Medium blog
34 minutes | Nov 21, 2019
003: Designing With AI
This week, Matt accompanied by Sandrine Herbert Razafinjatom associate design director here at Method sits down with Jennifer Sukis, Principal for AI & Machine Learning at IBM Watson. We talk about the opportunities that AI and Machine Learning represent for designing groundbreaking products and services. We also cover: How design also is influencing AI. We talk to Jen about her journey to now. From graphic design to AI Design Strategy. The relationship between design and AI. We also learn how Jen defines AI and how we should think of it as a tool to solve human problems with rather than a final solution. What AI looks like on the horizon
31 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
002: The Internet Of Things Is Not A Thing
Recently we’ve seen a surge in connected products, from smart TVs, home heating systems to wine bottles. Some great, some not so great. This week, we meet with Claire Rowland, Product Strategy and UX consultant, public speaker and author to understand more about Internet of Things (IOT). From considerations around setting up and running a product development team, what happens when you get it wrong, and what’s coming next with the rise of 5G and beyond. The podcast is hosted by Matt Millington, Senior Director of Strategic Growth at Method. Method use design and technology to create business value; building brands, products and services fit for the digital age. Method is part of GlobalLogic a Silicon Valley based digital product engineering company.
47 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
001: The Fourth Agricultural Revolution Is Upon Us
Food tech. It’s probably not something that’s on your mind on a daily basis. What you might hear about however is climate change and the need for new food systems and eating habits. With a rapidly growing global population, where our food comes from and how it gets to us has never been more important. A couple of months we partnered with the Barbican Centre in London on a series of events and exhibitions. As part of their life re-wired season, we explored the future of our food systems. We also ran a brilliant panel with Sam from the Small Robot Company and Ali from Astanor ventures. It was such a good discussion that we brought them back to be on the show. The podcast is hosted by Matt Millington, Senior Director of Strategic Growth at Method. Method use design and technology to create business value; building brands, products and services fit for the digital age. Method is part of GlobalLogic a Silicon Valley-based software engineering company.