Include 2007

From 1 to 4 April the RCA hosted the Include 2007 conference, organised by the Helen Hamlyn Centre. About 150 people from all over the world gathered to present and discuss inclusive design projects. Paula_dibThe most impressive presentation was by Paula Dib from Trans.forma Design in Brazil. She runs amazing projects where people from under-developed areas in Brazil create innovative products from cheap local materials to be sold in the more developed urban centres. Paula is the catalysator of a new way of looking at craft and design that makes respectful use of cultural and social roots. This a new and refreshing way of economic development and transformation. Paula presents herself as a social designer.

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…

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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,…