STBY wins the prestigious ‘Black Pencil’ at the D&AD Awards

We are super proud and happy to announce that STBY & Edenspiekermann won the much coveted ‘Black Pencil’ award at the D&AD award last night. This prize recognises STBY’s project conducted for the NS Dutch Railways, in partnership with the design agency Edenspiekermann in 2013. We were rewarded in the category of Technological Innovation. The Black Pencils are awarded to signify outstanding achievement in the field. You can see more about the award night on the D&Ad’s site. This award comes at the heel of other awards that we won this past year including the Rotterdam Design Prize and the Sign Design for our Rail Transport project.

GOOD is coming to London again!

As the founder and partner of REACH network, STBY is happy to announce that following on the success of previous related events around the world,…

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.

Rigorous documentation: A research superpower

When research activities get going in earnest, a lot is produced. If treated too casually, the mass of audio files and transcripts, flip-overs and mini-posters full of post-its, photos, interview notes and feedback mails can quickly turn into a massive hairball that no-one can unpick.

What Design Can Do For The Climate

How can designers tackle a problem as complex as climate change? That was the question we were faced with when we partnered with What Design Can Do…

Lead… and let go

In our projects we often help clients to innovate by doing design research together. This usually includes qualitative research and co-creation…