Steve Baty interviewed by Sky Business News

Steve received several mentions in the press during the lead up to the recent X Media Lab "Global Media Ideas" event in Sydney. Steve's interview about Australia being on the cusp of a design-led innovation boom was published on the X Media lab website, by...

March @WeAreMeld

We've been working on a good mix of high-level strategy and detailed design projects, and our studio is covered in no less than 5000 Post-it notes. We've also been chatting with potential clients in the States and our good friends in Hong Kong. Find out...

Striving for Insights from Design Research

UnderstandingThe analysis and synthesis of research data is the process by which we move from observations to understanding. As discussed elsewhere, there are a number of methods we employ to make this leap. The key consideration here is that we move beyond what we observe -...

January @WeAreMeld

This is the first in what aims to be regular posts about what's been going on in the world of Meld. We kicked-off the year with Iain doing some research and strategy work in New Zealand. This made for some very interesting sketches and Jono...

User Experience: A response to Adam Connor

What follows is a response to Adam Connor's attempt to articulate his personal definitions and beliefs about UX Design. I appreciate the effort required to make such an attempt, and respect that these are his beliefs and will try to respond as such.It is probably...

Meld Friday sessions: a research brainstorm

On Friday last it was my turn to organise the activity for our Meld Friday Sessions.I've been doing some prep. for a new service design project and at the same time I've been reviewing my year of being a Meldster. After this review I...

A spirituality of technology…

In his recent article "Heart of Darkness: A mild polemic" Jon Kolko quotes a line from me. We had been discussing the article and the topic; here is the full version of what I wrote. I didn't want it to get lost by the wayside...

Ira Glass on storytelling

In his sold-out Sydney Festival shows in January of 2012, Ira Glass gave tips on how to tell a good story. It was a great opportunity to learn from a very talented and seasoned storyteller....

Service design, interaction design & design thinking

I was recently in the position of needing to articulate for a group of people what it is I mean when I use certain phrases/terms - interaction design, service design, and design thinking in particular. For reference, here they are. They're not particularly long, or exhaustive,...

Reflections on 2011

2011 has been an exciting year for Meld Studios. The following are some of the highlights of the year....