Steve Baty appointed to the Good Design Council

On March 1st fellow Meld Studios Principal, Steve Baty, was appointed to the Good Design Council by Good Design Australia. The Council consists of Australian and international representatives, and acts as an advisory board for the Australian International Design Awards.Established in 1953 the Australian International...

February @WeAreMeld

February started with most of us off exploring various corners of the globe and ended with us all back in the studio with our heads down working hard on some new projects. We sent Janna and Steve off to the Interaction 12 conference in Dublin....

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...

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....

Out with the old, in with the new

Yesterday Steve and I presented some rough concepts to a client. Nothing new there, but the client's reaction to them made me reflect on the difference between my old way of working (pre-Meld) and my new methods of creating work here at Meld Studios.I used...