Public recognition of our work

The impact of our work has been publicly acknowledged through various awards. To date, our highest acknowledgement was winning the Good Design Award of The Year for 2018. This placed us first overall out of 536 entries from around the world.

Our awards include:

Australia’s Good Design Awards

Australia’s Good Design Awards is a prestigious international program that has promoted excellence in design and innovation since 1958. It recognises social, commercial and environment impact across all categories of design – including architecture, industrial design, digital, product, service, social, communication, and fashion design.

Meld Studios has won Good Design awards with our clients the State Library of Victoria, Queensland Government, Sydney Metro and Transport for NSW.

Follow the links below to watch videos about these projects.

2020

CREATING ASIC’S FINANCIAL WELLBEING NETWORK – BEST IN CLASS

The 2020 Good Design Awards Jury praised this work as an:

“A benchmark example of good design and co-creation applied to a very challenging and complex problem. Great to see the impact of good design in this space. This is significant design challenge that has been met with an innovative design solution that will have a lasting impact on many people’s lives. A clear Best in Class winner in this category of the Good Design Awards. Well done.”

Read the case study of Creating ASIC’s Financial Wellbeing Network.

BUILDING TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT FUTURE – BEST IN CLASS

The 2020 Good Design Awards Jury praised this work as an:

“This is a fantastic example of the employment of human centred design to unlock key insights. This submission clearly disrupts conventional narratives and behavioural norms to cleverly reframe the conversation on a compelling value proposition. It’s a really important shift for NSW, Australia and the world.”

Read the case study of Building towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient future.

DELIVERING GREAT POLICY – GOLD WINNER

The 2020 Good Design Awards Jury said:

“This is a great example of human centred design in action. The output created new, shared, practical tools and processes to reinforce new ways of working for better policy design. Good penetration into a government agency, given this can be hard. Useful, practical and easy to use site that brings in DT into policymaking. demonstrates presence of some pre-conditions that is reassuring. A project has the potential to have significant impact on all Australians. The project has been clearly framed and communicated. It would have been useful to see how the framework has been deployed in the APS.”

Read the case study of Delivering Great Policy.

PORT AUTHORITY OF NSW’S SUSTAINABILITY PLAN – WINNER

The 2020 Good Design Awards Jury said:

“A brilliant example of design-led strategic innovation that is well framed and executed. A very challenging project overall that brings together many complex systems and stakeholders all incorporated into a coherent, strategic and implementable plan.”

Read the case study of Port Authority of NSW’s Sustainability Plan.

2019

TRANSPORT AS A SERVICE IN SYDNEY’S NORTH WEST – GOLD WINNER

The 2019 Good Design Awards Jury praised this work as an:

“Excellent example of a consultation process that includes the customer and placed them at the centre of the process. The designers have clearly made every effort to really understand their needs and desires. This is a great example of user-centred design in a large scale and highly complex project and a showcase for what good design can do to help improve our quality of life.”

Read the case study of Transport as a service in Sydney’s North West.

2018

GROWING HCD CAPABILITY ACROSS QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT – GOOD DESIGN AWARD OF THE YEAR & BEST IN CLASS

Our efforts to help Queensland Government work in a more human-centred way won the overall Good Design of The Year Award and  Best in Class for Service Design.

Judges said:

“Total standout project, absolutely inspirational in scope, scale, process and outcome. A gold standard for the Good Design Awards and shining example of impeccable human-centred service design.”

Read the case study of Growing HCD capability across Queensland Government.

REDESIGNING THE FORTITUDE VALLEY HOUSING SERVICE CENTRE – GOLD WINNER

Our work with Queensland Government included another award winning project – the redesign of the Fortitude Valley Housing Service Centre.

Read the case study of Redesigning the Fortitude Valley Housing Service Centre.

2015

REIMAGINING THE STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA – GOLD WINNER

We worked with the State Library of Victoria to define their future state vision for the Library.

Judges commented:

“A brilliant case study on the positive impact of a design-led approach in an area that is undergoing significant transformation and disruption”.

Read the case study of Reimagining the State Library of Victoria.