Meld Studios Org Design Experiments

At Meld Studios we use our company as a live prototype for testing contemporary organisational theories and models—we eat our own dog food. Below is our framing of what a well-designed organisation looks like. You can read more about our framework here, but in a nutshell we believe that a well-designed...

What can designers learn from Malcolm Gladwell and Steve Levitt?

Alison Sharp shares 7 learnings and poses 3 questions based on Malcolm Gladwell and Steve Levitt’s talk in Sydney. I got to see renowned authors Malcolm Gladwell and Steven Levitt talk about The Future: Disrupted and Reimagined. What a treat! I found both men to be articulate and humble storytellers. Steven Levitt was particularly...

Third date for Sydney masterclass with Jan Chipchase

Jan's workshops are selling out fast so we're adding a final date for Sydney: Friday 1st December. Workshop description and tickets here. We may add some more spots for Brisbane so please join the waiting list if you're interested....

Extra Sydney date for Jan Chipchase masterclass

If you missed out on a place, rest assured, we've added an extra date. Sign up here for Thursday 30th November in Sydney. Still a few spots available for Brisbane on Monday 4th December.      ...

Field Research Masterclass with Jan Chipchase

Meld Studios is excited to host a masterclass with Jan Chipchase. Jan has extensive experience running international field work projects, is the founder of Studio D Radiodurans, and the author of The Field Study Handbook. In this full day workshop Jan will show you how to run...

How to get a job in service design

How do I become a customer experience or service designer? Is there a particular path I should take? How transferable are my current skills? We get asked these questions a lot so have put together some tips for people wanting to work in this space....

How our skills matrix supports candid conversations with staff

Before having a skills matrix, our conversations with staff were relatively light and positive; we found it difficult to point out weaknesses and skill gaps. Now we use the matrix to talk more objectively about the skills and behaviours expected at each level, and can...

How to build a sustainable design team

I was delighted to speak at the Managing Design conference in Sydney last week. This one-day event felt like therapy for design leaders as we explored common challenges around managing design teams during times of rapid growth. I spoke about challenges that many teams face with: Scaling to...

Join us for our first Open House in 2016!

It's Meld Open House time. Stop by on Friday, 15th January 2016 at Level 12, 99 Elizabeth St, from 5pm. We'd love you to join us for a drink, a bit of food and a chat about all things design. Everyone is welcome!...