Being Here

On 11 April Caroline Nevejan successfully defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Amsterdam. She is a good friend of ours and we are really proud of her. Caroline_nevejanThe title of her dissertation is Presence and the Design of Trust. The research focused on the design of presence in technology-driven societies. Caroline analysed two case studies to explore this issue; the Galactic Hacker Party (1989) and the Seropositive Ball (1990). In their time these events were state of the art, both in terms of their topic and the technology used to reach an international network of participants. Caroline was one of the main organisers of both these events. She has always had a sharp intuition for catalysing public debate, and now she has deepened her knowledge with an academic framework and perspective. Well done!

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,…