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...

Join us for the 2nd 2017 Meld Studios Design Salon!

Join us for the 2nd 2017 Meld Studios Design Salon! DATE AND TIMEThursday, June 29, 20176:00 PM – 8:00 PM AESTLOCATIONMeld StudiosLevel 1299 Elizabeth StreetSydney, NSW 2000REGISTER HERE.. Topic DescriptionFollowing on from our last salon event “We can’t do this alone: Working in a transdisciplinary way” we...

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...

What designers can learn from ethnography

This post will not give you methods and approaches to walk away with and apply to your work. Instead, it is a story about my experience at the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2016 and how it confronted how I see my role as...

The seduction of change – a reflection on the SDN conference 2016

With this year’s theme of “Business as unusual”, SDN 2016 was sure to attract a sizeable audience, and indeed, about 700 attendees flew in to Amsterdam to learn about bringing ‘unusual’ into their organisations. Quite fittingly, the strongest theme resonating throughout the over 40 talks and workshops...

Presenting on service design in New Orleans

Earlier this month I co-presented at the Museum Computer Network conference in New Orleans. My co-presenters were Ariana French from the Museum of Natural History in New York, and Dana Mitroff Silvers from San Francisco-based consultancy Designing Insights.The theme of this year's conference was the...

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...

Transition Design: Design for a Brave New World

[caption id="attachment_3919" align="aligncenter" width="764"]NASA's The Blue Marble[/caption] The world today is complex. It is layered with complexity that didn't previously exist or that we didn’t previously understand. With this, the problems we face have become more complex. Sometimes referred to as wicked problems. As a...