A couple of months ago I attended a fascinating talk from Kwame Ferreira at London's Creative Mornings event, you can find the video of the talk via the link. I introduced myself following his talk and Kwame was kind enough to spare some time to meet with me and have a conversation for the podcast.
Kwame heads a global innovation design & engineering agency and incubator fund, particularly known for developing socially conscious innovation. They solve design and technology problems both large coporations, and also use their time and imagination to solve problems for communities throughout the world where they occasionally send team members in areas problems might need solving, like countries in Africa. As an example and something they are known for, they are helping Dutch company Fairphone design and build the operating system of their new smartphone.
While it is possible to find a couple of talks from Kwame online, he doesn't tend to be very public and so I felt privileged that he gave his time for this excellent conversation about the future, design and technology. I hope you enjoy it!
Some of the information mentioned:
KwameCorp / Kwamecorp on Twitter
Andrew Logan (artist)
Convent near Lisbon
South of Portugal
Invisibilia Podcast: Our Computers, Ourselves
Energy Canyon Theory
Radiolab podcast episode referring to the Energy Canyon theory: Cellmates
Design & Innovation agency Fjord
Accenture acquisition of Fjord
Agile software development
The VOID methodology - value oriented innovation design
Office manager bot algorithm working via Slack
UI - User interface
Google AI computer wins at a game of Go against a top human player
AI - Artificial Intelligence
Architecture for learning
Block chain (database)
Snake video game
Patagonia "Don't Buy this Jacket" ad