Alastair Warren is a senior product designer at Forward in San Francisco.
We're a small team working on diverse touchpoints and working to redefine the medical status quo piece-by-piece. This includes building new products, iterating on what we've already launched, conducting user research, working with physicians, pushing pixels, crafting hardware, and designing customer service. We're hiring!
Occasionally I write, mentor, and guest lecture, and I'm thoroughly enjoying doing more of this over time.— LinkedIn
Forward is working to revolutionise primary care, both dramatically raising quality and improving accessibility for all. I'm excited and proud to be a part of the journey. My role has included leading design on genetic analysis, developing key diagnostic hardware, honing core app functionality, and leading user research.
I think Forward is a truly incredible place to work and we're hiring.
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.
Additionally, during my time so far at Forward, we've been recognised by Time's Best Inventions 2017 , Forbes, The New Yorker, Fast Company, WSJ and more.
Guiding Students— I’ve mentored with the Standford d.school, taught and guest-judged 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 both amazing and "character building".
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.