If You Build It – Movie Screening, August 21st

Join us at the film screening of If You Build It this Thursday Meld Studios is excited to be sponsoring the screening of the inspiring documentary If You Build It next week, as part of Sydney Design 2014.  After the film, our very own Steve Baty...

Celebrating excellence in Interaction Design, one project at a time

I've been fortunate to be a part of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global design organisation that creates platforms for the community to gather and advance the discipline of Interaction Design. IxDA has truly been my professional home, and over 50,000 other people are...

When technology fades – a glimpse at the future of interaction design

As technology pervades our modern life, a truly elegant interaction becomes one in which the interface - the controls - disappear, and the functions of a 'smart object' become inherent to the object itself. Two recent examples give me hope that we're starting to get...

A behavioural perspective on Sydney’s Cross-city Tunnel

The toll structure on Sydney's cross-city tunnel encourages drivers to behave in exactly the opposite way to the behaviour desired by the planning authorities.Traffic in Sydney's CBD is a chronic problem, and never is it more so that during the peak-hour rush. To help alleviate...

Fluidity in interaction and service design – a trend

The last few years have seen a progressive opening up of imposed constraints as customers increasingly reject arbitrary restrictions and demand the ability to scale and personalize products and services. We see this everywhere we look, and where restrictions remain, tensions run high and opportunities...

Innovation award for a Meld project

A belated congratulations to the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) for winning a gold award at Intranet Innovations 2012 for the Employee Essentials – personalised toolbar....

The business of design: Yasser Rashid, BBC

In the second of the our business of design series we talk to Yasser Rashid, Head of User Experience and Design for TV & iPlayer, Radio & Music at the BBC.Initiatives such as iPlayer and the Global Experience Language (GEL) mean the BBC is often...

Of experiences, service, and holistic design

It was about 12 years ago that the Web design community - in particular those people interested in aspects of Websites such as their structure (information architects), usefulness (strategists), utility (usability practitioners), and interactions (interaction designers and HCI folks) - coalesced the need to take...