Alastair Warren is a senior interaction designer and design strategist at IDEO in San Francisco.
I push pixels, write code, run research, manage clients, 3D model, hone brands, test business viability, and evolve strategy at the C-level. Currently I specialise in digital-physical experiences, deeply understanding users, and out-in-the-world prototyping.
Occassionally I write, mentor, and guest lecture.
I’ve run customer service prototypes in Montreal, launched a startup in Australia, built car interfaces in Chicago, hosted workshops in London, and impacted government in Singapore and Washington DC.
I also hold the IDEO donut/run relay record.
Many of the leading industry organisations have recognised my work across both interaction and industrial design.
Guiding Students— I’ve mentored at the Standford d.school, helped with project critiques at CCA, and given talks on careers in design. I've also advised the winning team in a financial-inclusion app competition.
I once biked 2100km across France with a hammock and zero experience. It was amazing.
I speak Spanish and German poorly, and Swedish even more poorly. And no French (see previous).
On an embedded project in Australia I joined a dance school and discovered bachata and salsa. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
I’m an early bird. 4am early if we’re talking fresh snow or empty waves. Otherwise, 6am will do fine.