Prototyping Clean Energy Futures

In a workshop hosted by STBY during the Service Design Days in Barcelona on the 5th and 6th of October 2018, we prototyped ideas for new service concepts in response to the What Design Can Do Clean Energy Challenge.

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.

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 to do the research…

Minimal Viable Research

A thought spurred on by the CRISP Shakes It Off conference in Rotterdam (June 2015): For a while we have been munching on how to best describe our design research in …

Keynote presentations at conferences

Over the past months STBY has been invited to give keynote presentations at various seminars and conferences. These talks are usually a mix of current reflections on our fast changing field of work and illustrations from projects we recently worked on. One of the questions we often get from event organisers when they invite us is to give their audience some pointers in getting their heads around the rather confusing terminology of Service Design, Service Innovation, Design Research, Design Thinking, User Experience Design and Product Service Systems.