South by South West – Three big ideas

A little over two weeks ago I was lucky to have attended the South by South West (SXSW) design, technology and creative conference in Austin, Texas – the 2018 theme was ‘Globally connected: we’re all in this together’ – This blog post is about sharing...

Reflections on an internship

We’ve recently said goodbye to intern-extraordinaire Purvi Desai. Before she finished up her three month internship, she penned this reflection on her time with us. Thank you Purvi for this reflection and for being such an asset to our office and our work. Purvi conducting a...

What makes a city liveable?

The 10th Liveable Cities conference was held on 10-11 July 2017 in Brisbane. The focus was on making cities more healthy for the people who live, play, visit, and work in them. There were four strong themes which emerged from the presentations I attended. Making community engagement more...

2017: A year in review

What a year 2017 has been! This year we have had the incredible opportunity to partner with many public, private, nonprofit and government organisations, making workplaces more human-centred and together tackling complex business challenges using human-centred design. Together we have done work that has the...

What can designers learn from Malcolm Gladwell and Steve Levitt?

Alison Sharp shares 7 learnings and poses 3 questions based on Malcolm Gladwell and Steve Levitt’s talk in Sydney. I got to see renowned authors Malcolm Gladwell and Steven Levitt talk about The Future: Disrupted and Reimagined. What a treat! I found both men to be articulate and humble storytellers. Steven Levitt was particularly...

Design is a life long apprenticeship

Alexandra Almond breaks down the Service Design Now 2017 conference, asks some important questions and in the process introduces us to some of Melbourne’s leading service design practitioners. The Service Design Now 2017 conference was fabulous, the speakers talented, and I left with more questions than answers....

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