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The Google Method is a podcast exploring the design stories behind Google products and the people who make them.

Jun 25, 2019

From prototyping futures to designing artifacts solely for discussion, tune in to explore the idiosyncratic—but important—field of speculative design. In this episode, host Travis Neilson sits down with Philip Battin and Curtis Flanagan from Seed Studio, a Google design team working on future-forward creative concepts for human-centered technology. In this intriguing conversation, the trio unpack what it means to rehearse the future to inform the present.

Handy links for this episode:
Explore “A Space for Being” from Salone del Mobile in Milan 2019
Read Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby
Watch HER on Google Play

Meet our guests:
Philip Battin currently leads strategic design and innovation for Seed Studio. Previously he worked as a design strategist on Google Glass at Google X.

Curtis Flanagan is an art director at Seed Studio. Before joining Google, he was a senior designer at Red Antler and Ideas On Purpose.