Design Research for Service Innovation

Our creative research projects connect organisations with the lives and experiences of their customers. This helps our clients to innovate their service offering, making it more valuable for both their customers and their business. Our projects generate rich, visually illustrated and engaging materials, that bring real people into the heart of service innovation processes.

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Services

Training and coaching

We help clients learn about service design and design research in different ways, depending on the needs and context of the learners. These range from senior-level…

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Projects

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…

Themes

Embedded Innovation

As organisations work toward cultivating work environments that foster collaborative creation, we have encouraged research insights to be shared beyond product…

Thoughts

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.
Publications

Routledge Companion to Design Research

STBY was invited to contribute a chapter to the book 'Routledge Companion to Design Research', edited by Professor Paul Rodgers and Dr. Joyce Yee for Routledge, Taylor and Francis.....