Mel Flanagan

Portrait of Mel Flanagan

Mel is a designer of useful things. She’s worked as a theatre and film maker, designed collaboration and workflows tools for movie studios, built and nurtured teams across many disciplines, ran a design hotel and established a writers and artist residency, designed revolutionary content and information services, and supports the reuse economy to stop perfectly useful resources being wasted. She introduced participatory design and an agile way of working to the NSW Government in 2012.

Mel is also a storyteller, transparency and social justice advocate. She is a pioneer in producing open government services; designing with data to help communities access the information they need about government decision making, natural resource and infrastructure projects, and process pathways to help everyone navigate legislation, regulation, and make sure communities are meaningfully engaged.

Nook Studios is her social enterprise of researchers, designers, and civic technologists.


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