Steve Baty Principal, Meld Studios

Steve likes to understand how complex systems behave, and redesign them to improve the outcomes for the individuals and organisations operating within.

He is a Principal of Meld Studios, an award-winning Australian design studio. Steve has over 18 years of commercial experience working with major Australian and international brands on strategy and design, including Westpac, Qantas, Telstra, oneworld, AMP, RMIT University, State Library of Victoria, Dome Coffees and Suncorp.

Steve sits on the Good Design Council of Australia. He is the founder of UX Book Club; co-Chairs Australia’s UX Australia conference; and served as Chair of Interaction|12 – the annual conference of the IxDA for 2012. In 2012-2015 Steve served on the Judging Panel for the Good Design Awards, and judged Interaction Awards in 2012. Until recently he served as President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), and sat on the IxDA Board of Directors from 2009-2014.

Steve is speaking as part of our Politics of Innovation theme.