MeldFest 2019 – Delivering on our mission

January is a time of natural reflection and gathering. At Meld, it's part of our DNA to do this as a collective, and MeldFest is a time for us to align and define who we are as Meld together, the role we play, and the...

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...

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...

#Censusfail – a timeline

The 2016 Australian census was nothing if not controversial. For those outside Australia, most of the controversy relates to whether the names and addresses of the public should be retained along with the statistical data. Previously, unless you had specified you wanted your name kept...

Quick guide: how to create a blog post without writing

I caught up with my friend Lauren Currie (aka Red Jotter) in London a few weeks ago and we spoke about her latest project, #upfront. The project is a response to the common issues people face in sharing their thoughts and opinions through public speaking....

How language shapes understanding

I have posted previously on the use of positive language in critiquing work – the power of 'YES, AND…". In this post I explore a few ways in which the limitations of language can lead to misunderstanding.'The limits of language mean the limits of my...

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,...