Introduce us to your team
We are a distributed group of 15+ designers, engineers and researchers working at the intersection of machine learning and design to make intelligent systems shapeable.
Our team has shipped products within startups, agencies and big companies like IDEO, Google, Facebook, IKEA, Frog Design, H&M, DDB and Medtronic.
What are your team's proudest accomplishments?
February 2022 → 22× Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal announces his first digital venture, Forma, an AI-driven injury prevention platform. Playground has been part of developing Forma from day one, helping Rafa’s team along the way of developing an AI-first product bringing decades of knowledge about sports medicine and enduring high performance to the many.
January 2022 → Ford Motor Company announced Canopy (canopy.security), a 100M$+ joint venture with ADT to fight tool theft from vans and trucks. Playground has been partnering with Ford from the beginning of the project, bringing Canopy to life building a fully custom, responsible AI system with high quality data collection, active-learning ML development as well as helping leadership along the way of building a first of its kind intelligent product.
2021 → Anonymous Camera was awarded an iF Design Award and was shortlisted for the Product Hunt Golden Kittie award.
2020 → During the #BLM protests we released Anonymous Camera, an app that allows journalists and activists to capture anonymised footage in real time. We got featured in The Verge, got rave reviews, had over 60K downloads and raised money for #BLM organisations. It has since been used by investigative journalists reporting on corruption in Russia and by Médecins Sans Frontières to conduct remote patient visits in Sub-Saharan Africa.
What does your workplace look like?
We’ve recently moved into our brand new hub in King’s Cross at the heart of London. When you exit the station and look to your left you’ll be able to spot our hub immediately, an iconic glass wedge on top of a period building.
What type of music does your team listen to?
We love music! Step into our office and most of the time it will be filled by the tunes from ‘Playground Radio' on Spotify, playing on our B&O speaker.