Design Research for positive and meaningful change

STBY is a pioneering thought leader in the field of design research, and specifically when applied for meaningful and positive transformation. We are not just passengers of the projects we work on, but co-drivers of the change we envision in society and through our work.

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Services

Global explorations

Much of our work on international design research projects is in locations other than the UK and the Netherlands, where our offices are located. Supporting global…

Projects

Innovation for Culture in Mexico

Joined by various other partners and coordinators, including the British Council Mexico, Aura, Birds of Paradise and advisors from the Policy Lab UK and Design …

Themes

Agile Collaboration

We have always been strong in adapting our ways of working with clients and partners to develop more agile ways of working. Agility, to us, consists of key attributes:…

Thoughts

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,…

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.....