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...

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 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...