Innovation Reading Circle 01

Shaping_thingsInitiated by Nico Macdonald, the Innovation Reading Circle convenes on a bi-monthly basis to discuss recent books on innovation. For the first session we read Shaping Things by Bruce Sterling and In the Bubble by John Thackara. The first being a vision-driven manifesto for the internet of things. The second a rich collection of pointers to interesting people, projects and organisations.


In_the_bubbleBoth authors are committed to the issue of sustainability and the ways how design can contribute to this.

How to not become (too) cynical

As design researchers at STBY we are dealing with lots of complex issues and data. We are diving into root causes, problem areas and, luckily, also…

Where do you live on Dollar Street?

Are you bamboozled by the daily pandemic statistics of your country? Or have you even tuned out? These numbers are designed to be super clear, and…

Beyond Human Centred Design

COVID19 has given the world the time to rest, and the opportunity for us to rethink the way we live. It has also revealed how inseparable we are with…

Let’s Talk Maps and Mapping

Interested in mapping services, ecosystems, stakeholders and beyond? Join us as we explore how other disciplines approach mapping and what we can take away as design researchers and service designers.

The Subspecies of Design Researcher

As a design research agency, STBY has worked with design researchers of many shapes and sizes. While the role of ‘design researcher’ becomes more common and recognised as a formal position in many different types of organisations, it’s worth reflecting on how we all work and the unique skills and attitudes needed in different settings.