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.

Services

Deep Dive Ethnography

Deep dive ethnography is a way of using structured interactions to gain empathic insights about the people you’re designing for, often while sharing their experiences…

Projects

Innovation Accelerator for teachers

We are proud to announce that the Innovation Accelerator toolkit aimed at teachers in primary, secondary and vocational education has just been launched.
Themes

Sustainable Development

With sustainability now a top priority in today’s societies and for many organisations, STBY has been involved in many projects devoted to exploring ways in which…

Thoughts

A New Breed of Design Research Tools

Gone are the days of lugging around clunky recorders, hefty cameras and brick-like hard drives to interviews and observation sites. The design researchers of today need only bring along a smartphone hooked up to a few complementary gadgets and software to capture and save quality audio, video and images.
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.....