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…

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…

Improving bicycle parking in public space

The city of Amsterdam is famous for her bicycle culture. The relatively small city is easy to cross and there are bicycle lanes all around. However, once arrived on…

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 sessions, in which…

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,…

Sharing research assets, fast and slow

Working with Google in a series of collaborations using design research to support the creation of new services, we’ve co-developed a valuable approach for how…