Upcoming with Meld in March

There are so many opportunities for you to come, learn and discuss with Meld Studios in March. Take a look and join us!

 

Service Design Workshops – Canberra

March 5, 6 & 7, 9am – 5pm

Join us for these three single-day workshops in which we will immerse you in human-centred design, design thinking and service design. You can either sign up for a specific day that suits your interests, or join us for all three days.

Day One: Customer research and journey mapping (5 March)
Day Two: Concept generation and prototyping (6 March)
Day Three: Concepts to implementation – and other challenges (7 March)

These workshops are ideal for anyone tasked with helping their organisation become more customer-centred. This includes managers of innovation, UX, marketing, IT, products, and customer experience professionals, as well as start-ups, business analysts, change managers, and in-house design teams.

 

AGDA Presents – Inclusivity or exclusivity?

March 6, 6:30pm – 8pm
Sydney Design Festival, Powerhouse Museum

Join Principal Paul Merrell as he explores Inclusivity or exclusivity – The role of design in an ever-changing world.

Accessibility, participatory design, and designing for diversity and inclusion are hot topics right now. But what is the role of design? Is design about inclusivity and accessibility, or is design about exclusivity? Some would argue design has always been about who not to design for. In this Pecha Kucha style format which proved hugely successful in 2018, we will ask 7 industry-leading designers to give their point of view on the topic.

 

Ethical decisions for the future – SOLD OUT

March 9
Sydney Design Festival

The theme for the 2019 Sydney Design Festival is about broadening the dialogues between creative practitioners, inclusivity and access to different paradigms. And, this year Meld Studios are running a workshop to help you critically think about the impact of designs that have been put out in the world.

This event will expose people to a practice known as Speculative and Critical Design (SCD) – a practice of imagining future scenarios beyond our current social and economic paradigms. It will also be used as an ethical reflection process, guiding us to make more responsible and sustainable design decisions for all humans.

 

March@Meld

 

Meld Salon – Designing better Organisations

March 12, 5pm – 8pm
Sydney

Organisations deliver more value if they align the needs of all stakeholders. Better organisations obsess less about the short-term bottom line or delighting customers at organisational cost, but align their purpose, behaviours, ways of working, culture and outcomes to the needs of customers, staff, shareholders, society and the environment.

Join us for a lively panel discussion about how these organisations are thinking and working differently.

 

Design Research Conference by UX Australia

March 13-15
Sydney

Join Meld Principle, Nova Franklin at her talk ‘Just add water: Tips and tricks to help non-designers conduct impactful research’

Meld Studios has been experimenting with different ways to help design newbies conduct impactful research. In this talk, we will share what we’ve been trying and how it’s been working.

This year has seen a surge in requests relating to teams of non-designers wanting to conduct their own research. In response, we’ve been experimenting with different ways to help non-designers conduct impactful research.

 

Service Design Workshops – Sydney

March 18, 19 & 20, 9am – 5pm

Join us for these three single-day workshops in which we will immerse you in human-centred design, design thinking and service design. You can either sign up for a specific day that suits your interests or join us for all three days.

Day One: Customer research and journey mapping (18 March)
Day Two: Concept generation and prototyping (19 March)
Day Three: Concepts to implementation – and other challenges (20 March)

These workshops are ideal for anyone tasked with helping their organisation become more customer-centred. This includes managers of innovation, UX, marketing, IT, products, and customer experience professionals, as well as start-ups, business analysts, change managers, and in-house design teams.

 

March@meld

 

Leading human-centred organisations workshop – Sydney

March 21, 9am – 5pm

Never has the connection between organisational culture, purpose and customer-centricity been higher profile. Join Meld Studios, winner of the 2018 Good Design Award for our work bringing human-centred ways of working to Queensland Government, for this single day session to explore the complexities and pathways to help organisations navigate this terrain and become better versions of themselves.

 

 

Communicating visually in business – Sydney

March 29, 9am – 1pm

This is for everybody – especially for those who say “I can’t draw!”.
Come and join like-minded people in building confidence in communicating visually. This will be a practical pen-in-hand session, supplemented with ongoing mentorship with our designers, Zoe and Harold, to really help you be a visual communicator.

Too often in business, we find ourselves typing out reports, slide decks, and business proposals because we’re simply used to using words to communicate what we’re thinking. A sketch can take a few seconds and can be just as, if not more engaging, and easier for our brains to digest. Working with hundreds of businesses and industries throughout the last 10 years, we at Meld Studios get a special feeling every time a client has told us how much they value our visuals for making complex business processes, concepts and ideas, so much more tangible and simple.

 

March@meld

2 Comments
  • Michelle Enchong

    February 22, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Hi, I am just wondering whether you have plans to run the Leading Human Centred organisations workshop, Design and user research workshop and the communicating visually in business workshops in Canberra at all soon. Cheers

    • Zoe Green

      February 26, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      Hi Michelle,

      Great to know you are interested in the workshops! We’re working on our schedule for the next few months, will keep in mind your interest in these topics. In the meantime, we will add you to the waiting list for Canberra workshops and reconnect when dates are firmed up!

      Cheers,
      Zoe.