All the latest.

When craft meets problem solving: a design career path

23 Aug 2021

It can be useful to think about a career in design as not just a craft, but a method of problem solving. These two threads have featured together throughout the 25-year career of Sam Daley, Liquid’s Head of Product.

Katie Cassidy
Katie Cassidy Content Lead

Super-intelligent AI – social saviour or world threat? The reality might be somewhere in between

2 Aug 2021

Wrapping your head around the current state of super-intelligent AI requires you to consider two parallel realities – the first involves ethical and philosophical questions, and the second is focussed on technical capability.

Katie Cassidy
Katie Cassidy Content Lead

Why we should be talking about the future

5 Jul 2021

Last month, I attended the first event of Liquid’s Future Led series on the future of the world and how it impacts us as an organisation. An hour of deep conversation was not enough for our first topic – capitalism crisis. The initiative itself is significant, however, because it underlies one of our attempts to prepare and stay ready for what lies ahead.

Boyd Nguyen
Boyd Nguyen Analyst

Form design for humans

19 Apr 2021

A good form is like a good recipe. Too little information, and the results are going to be half baked. Too much, and the cook’s going to be overwhelmed with all the steps, get frustrated, and put the turkey in the toaster. The trick is asking for just the right amount of information while presenting it as simply as possible.

In our recent work on the Australian Government’s My Aged Care website, a lot of thought went into how we could find this balance with the Apply online feature. Fourteen weeks, 12 prototypes, multiple hospital and call centre visits, and countless user testing sessions later, we found the winning recipe.

Hamish Topen
Hamish Topen Senior Product Designer

The values you need to be a good collaborator

8 Feb 2021

Without the right underlying values, you can’t collaborate

Whenever we talk about collaboration we tend to talk about quite specific actions:

  • Let’s put all these people in one room!
  • Let’s hold regular knowledge sharing!  
  • Let’s put this information online so everyone can use it!
  • Let’s create team incentives!
Andrew Duval
Andrew Duval Creative Director