Design Research for Service Innovation

Our creative research projects connect organisations with the lives and experiences of their customers. This helps our clients to innovate their service offering, making it more valuable for both their customers and their business. Our projects generate rich, visually illustrated and engaging materials, that bring real people into the heart of service innovation processes.

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Services

Training and coaching

We help clients learn about service design and design research in different ways, depending on the needs and context of the learners. These range from senior-level courses focusing on strategic…
Projects

Improving bicycle parking at train stations

Bicycle parking at train stations in big cities is an increasing problem in the Netherlands. A lot of travellers park their bikes along the streets and footpaths around the train station. In many…
Themes

Continuous pioneering

STBY have been intimately involved with the ongoing development of the fields of design research and service design since our foundation in 2003. Back in those days STBY were one of the first companies…
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Thoughts

Design and the city: tabletop prototyping

In a workshop at the ‘Design and the City’ conference, participants focused on solving the problem of bicycle parking in the city. Bike parking in Amsterdam is now a tough problem. There’s…
Publications

DIY Toolkit

Initiated by Nesta and made possible by The Rockefeller Foundation, STBY and Quicksand have edited and designed the DIY Toolkit. DIY stands for ’Development Impact and You’. The toolkit is primarily meant for practitioners in international development.....