Since 2006, we’ve worked with clients to help design, innovate, and build skills to make their organisations and digital experiences better.
Workshops for groups from 5-100 teach skills and provide information and tools critical to innovation.
We also provide design-led facilitation for meetings, teams, and conferences with interesting and effective ways to understand your challenges and keep you engaged and thinking on your feet.
[acidlabs] brought a different approach to that which Finance traditionally took to this type of work, and although it was confronting and challenged us, it was exactly the approach required.
Stephen's presentation was topical, challenging (even controversial) and keenly received by the audience. His content was edgy, non-conformist and thought-provoking.
Stephen’s presentation style is fun, different and provides the audience with a memorable presentation.
He presents in an easy to digest manner with lots of real world examples, including many real Australian case studies.
Stephen personifies the culture of the modern knowledge worker/digital native - collaborative, connected and knowledgeable on a broad range of topics and generous to a fault.
[acidlabs] confidently led the company’s strategic thinking around the technology platforms the online business would use and helped the company move towards a differentiated positioning in the market.
A rare combination of brilliant communicator, creative genius and top-drawer community builder.
Organisations we work with are better at what they do because we helped them design it that way – and they’re happier and more effective because of our work.
acidlabs Studios is a small service design agency based in Canberra, Australia. We work with people around the world on solving complex problems, designing and building great policy, products and services, and building skills in thinking differently.
We put people at the center of what we do.
Our people help organisations and their people innovate and grow using design thinking, service design, customer and user experience design, and facilitation. We help create new, sustainable solutions to complex problems.
We don’t keep a large full-time staff. Instead, the projects we do gather teams from a range of small and independent organisations who best fit each project’s needs. They’re the best in the industry, and they gather with our own people to collaborate on your project. Most projects need a small handful of experienced specialists such as a researcher, a comms specialist, or a service designer. Other projects will gather a bigger team of people from juniors to industry veterans.
Stephen Collins is acidlabs Studios’ founder and director. Steve has nearly 20 years experience working in consulting, service design, user experience, and design thinking. For every project acidlabs Studios does, Steve uses his knowledge and connections to gather the perfect team, selected for your requirements. It’s a model that few others use, and the results speak for themselves.
If you work at an organisation of any size that’s facing challenges with wicked problems, how your services should work, or the way your organisation interacts with its customers, clients and its own people, we’d love to talk to you about how we can work together.
If you need help with the user experience and interaction design of your digital or physical product, we’re ready to be a helping hand.
If you need a facilitator for your event or meeting who offers a creative and different approach to solving your challenges and running the day, we should talk.
Even if you don’t have a project in mind we can help with, we’re up for brainstorming how we can work together.
Here are the kinds of projects we love to help with:
If you’ve read this far, we think you’ll enjoy working with us, and you’ll like the way we do things. Drop us a line at email@example.com and let us know what’s on your mind.