Babylon Health: Venturing beyond telemedicine

In this episode we speak to Jane Austin, Director of Product Design, to discuss the role of design in Babylon's journey to becoming a global health service provider.
Babylon Health: Venturing beyond telemedicine
S3 EP5Mar 2020

Babylon Health: Venturing beyond telemedicine

Babylon Health: Venturing beyond telemedicine

with Jane Austin, Director of Product Design

The role of design in a global, scaling startup

Babylon’s goal is to provide affordable and accessible healthcare to everyone in the world. It’s a big mission that certainly demands a tribe of top talent. In under 14 months, the Babylon design team alone has scaled from 4 to almost 90 employees. Navigating this rapid growth has been scale up specialist and Director of Product Design, Jane Austin. In this episode we discuss the impact design has had on the company, both externally and internally, on their journey to becoming a global health service provider.

Timestamps

    What is Babylon Health?

    Working with the team in Rwanda

    Beyond telemedicine

    The challenges of marketing a multi-use app

    The growing importance of design for Babylon

    Developing the right company culture

    How and why they treat the design system as an internal product

    The Rwandan vs UK market

    The power of storytelling for designers

    Empowered, autonomous teams

    Humanising data

Hosted by
Matt Lenzi

With the team until 2020, Matt led strategy and ideation for new brands and marketing products at iconic startups as well as hosting Hanno’s podcast.