Great Reads from February 2016

A transition in design? At Meld Studios we often talk about the need to design appropriately at different levels to enable the maximum chance of success. Breaking design down into four levels provides us with a language to explore the relationship between these areas: artefacts, interactions,...

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...

Meld Studios celebrates World Sketchnote Day

Did you know that today is the first ever World #Sketchnote Day?  Read more about this landmark day. As ambassadors of visual thinking we’re excited to join the celebration.  To mark the occasion I’ve put together a sketch note with some tips on live sketchnoting.I...

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 places2015 started with us signing the lease on our new Sydney studio at 99 Elizabeth...

Melbourne, here we come!

We are excited to announce that Meld Studios will be establishing a second studio in Melbourne! We know it takes time to make a place a home, and so we start our journey!Our clients:  We have several existing Melbourne-based clients, such as Telstra and the State Library...

The Radical Redesign of Retail Service

A big thanks to everyone who joined us last Tuesday on our panel as part of the Sydney Design Festival! We had a fabulous evening full of insights on the future of retail with John O'Callaghan, Teresa Giuffrida and Remo Giuffré facilitated by Sasha Abram....

Meld Studios wins Best Overall Service Design in Good Design Awards

"A shining example of service design excellence at its very best" Codesigning the Future of the State Library of Victoria by Meld Studios has been recognised with the coveted Good Design Award® Best Overall, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious award for excellence in design and innovation. The...

“Liberal arts sensibilities” required by businesses

I read a couple of things in today's Australian Financial Review that I felt like sharing. They quoted business management guru (their phrase) Tom Peters in an article entitled 'Liberal arts sensibility adds human touch'. Particularly interesting for us designerly types were the following: "Business is about...