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

Global explorations

Much of our work on international design research projects is in locations other than the UK and the Netherlands, where our offices are located. Supporting global…

Projects

The future is here – Wearable technology

STBY was commissioned by an international technology company to take a closer look into how people use current wearable technologies, in order to identify opportunities to deliver improved, differentiated, innovative and meaningful experiences in the future.
Themes

Embedded Innovation

As organisations work toward cultivating work environments that foster collaborative creation, we have encouraged research insights to be shared beyond product…

Thoughts

Where do people fit into the Internet of Things?

There are now more things connected to the internet than the number of people in the world. Many of these devices are inside our home, from Bluetooth speakers to smart coffee machines and fridges. In the future, even our plates and curtains might be hooked up to the internet. The house will then resemble a lab, in which we are the studied subjects. How much alcohol do we drink? How often do we wash our hair, or cut our nails? Are we snacking more than usual? Spending longer in front of the mirror? Maybe the homes of the future will know.
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.....