Jan Chipchase returning to Sydney to host the Masterclass Series

We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Jan Chipchase, founder and director of Studio D Radiodurans, to support his return to Sydney and Melbourne to host the Masterclass series. Field Study Fundamentals This masterclass will show you how to run international studies to identify new growth...

Thank you for an amazing 2018

At the beginning of 2018 everyone at Meld came together to define our priorities for the year and look key aspects of our business, our work, and our relationships with each other. One of the key outputs from those efforts was a re-articulation of our...

Meld Studios awarded Australia’s top Good Design award

[caption id="attachment_4903" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Credit: Good Design Awards[/caption]Meld Studios and Queensland Government’s One Stop Strategy and Implementation Office won the Good Design Award® of the Year for the Growing Human-Centred Design Across Queensland Government project. The winning project aims to embed human-centred design across Queensland Government...

2017: A year in review

What a year 2017 has been! This year we have had the incredible opportunity to partner with many public, private, nonprofit and government organisations, making workplaces more human-centred and together tackling complex business challenges using human-centred design. Together we have done work that has the...

Reminding ourselves why we are doing this

With new interns and contractors joining Meld Studios, Steve recently shared some reflections on how why we are here and what we're trying to achieve. It's too good to keep to ourselves!We have a few new people with us, so let me take this opportunity...

The value of design

At the recent Midwest UX conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Meld Studios Co-Founder Steve Baty delivered the closing keynote. The speech attempted to reconcile the tension designers feel between the reality of everyday design work and the potential of design to make an impact on the...

What service design IS, and what it IS NOT

I had the fortune of attending a service design gathering this month, surrounded by senior service design leadership and practitioners. The focus of the discussion was on what service design IS, and what it IS NOT.While many may balk at the ongoing "definition of service design"...

Workshops won’t save you

With the corporate push for collaboration and co-creation, more and more business challenges are met with a response of “Let’s have a workshop!” There is always hope in this statement, a hope that the workshop will just ‘fix’ the challenge at hand.Here’s the thing...

Designing services for the enterprise

When I was 15, my neighbour introduced me to her garden. As she walked me through, she pointed to a plant and said, "That's a hosta".  Suddenly, from her naming one plant, my eyes could actually see that I was surrounded by hostas. It was in that...