Innovation processes

Jeremy Myerson, the director of InnovationRCA, presented his views on innovation processes during a talk organised by the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre. He described three phases in this process: the discovery phase, the creation phase and the delivery phase. The dynamics of these phases develop from very fuzzy and chaotic to more and more structured and planned. It crossed my mind that he forgot to include the phase of the actual use of innovations. In this phase the dynamic tend to be quite fuzzy and chaotic again. People often surprise designers and developers with the creative usages they find for devices and services. You cannot control in a top-down delivery process. Real innovations frequently have a strong bottom-up component.

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.

GOOD is coming to London again!

As the founder and partner of REACH network, STBY is happy to announce that following on the success of previous related events around the world,…