Photos from a Secret City

A favourite photographer of mine, Martin Parr, recently spent two years as photographer in residence for the City of London Corporation, which is the municipal …

Transforming Teams from Good to Great

Everyone knows from experience that some groups or teams do better than others. So what is it that sets these successful teams apart?

Increasing productivity of …

Global design with local understanding

Millions of people in more than a hundred countries now use Ebay’s sites and apps every day. These visitors represent a myriad of different cultures. Knowing precisely…

What makes a home?

This is the question IKEA and its designers feel they must continually seek an answer to, if they are to succeed in their ambition “to create a better everyday life…

The way forward with smart mobility

Even for brief local journeys, for shopping or work purposes, people often combine walking, cycling or driving, and public transportation like urban rail, or the…

From form to forest

RVO, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) asked STBY to help improve their services for organisations that want to request…

Pushing the Boundaries

The following is an excerpt from our forthcoming publication Viewfinders: Thoughts on Visual Design Research (2016).

Visual design research is relatively young,…

Cities are like organisms

Healthy organisms adapt and evolve based on what is happening in the world around them. Cities are ever-changing organisms, and part of their evolution and adaptation…

Living services

Through screens and interfaces, the distinction between human and machine is blurring. Already, a great deal more objects than people are connected to the internet,…