Why executives need to meet their customers

If you’re an executive, it’s time to face facts. Fact is, if you never come face-to-face with your customers, you risk making the wrong choices about how best to serve them. Want to reduce that risk? Sit down with your customers and let them serve you...

2016: A year in review

We look back on 2016 as a year of contrasts: the disappointment of Brexit and the US Presidential Election juxtaposed with the birth of a child to our GM, Alison, two engagements (Dom & Laura), and the opening of our Melbourne studio. The year has taken...

Scales of Interaction Design: a follow-up

I was fortunate to be able to present a talk at Interaction 16 in Helsinki on 2nd March. You can watch a video of my talk and find talks from other IxD16 presenters on the Interaction Design Association Vimeo channel. My talk looked at interaction design and how the object of design,...

Three key ways Digital Disruption affects business

We are well past the point where we might argue whether specific industries will or won't be impacted by technology. The answer is a very firm: yes. We must now understand how the potential afforded by new technologies will change the shape of specific industries: their...

2015 Year in Review

With the Holiday season upon us it feels appropriate to take a look back at the year that was and reflect on the good, and the not-so-good. A year of new places 2015 started with us signing the lease on our new Sydney studio at 99 Elizabeth...

A message to my fellow designers…

As you sit in your office on Monday, I want you to take a moment to look around at the people next to you. Take a good look. Those people are going to need your support this week. You see, this week they're going to...

2014 Year In Review

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If you have a hammer… the UX perspective on Service Design

Companies transitioning to service design from UX run the very real risk of projecting a skill set and perspective onto a problem space that is much more than an extension of UX and digital. I've been noticing a worrying trend in the past two years or...

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...