Design Documentaries

Design documentaries are a new, visual way of bringing everyday life into design processes, as a source of inspiration. This method is used in the early stages of design processes, when designers want to discover what matters to the people they are designing for. STBY was the initiator of the research that developed the idea of design documentaries. This long-term project was a close collaboration with The Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College in London. For various case studies we collaborated with designers from companies such as Philips, Intel, HP, France Telecom Orange and Intelligent Textiles. For more detailed information see www.designdocumentaries.com. (UK, 2007)

Exploring Remote Teamwork

Over the past decade, as more digital tools have become available for remote collaboration, and more organisations have embraced flexible working, teamworkers…

Exploring listening experiences

Stations, the new app introduced by Spotify in the US, offers a radio-like listening experience for users who don’t tend to curate their own playlists and listen …

Speculative design with MSF

In collaboration with our Indian REACH partner Quicksand, we helped Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to rethink their role as a global organisation within the future…

Collaborative R&D Labs

What Design Can Do and STBY have recently tried out a new format for bringing professionals together to develop their thinking and practices around complex societal…

Supporting the energy transition

As part of a large scale national program to transition the use of energy in the Netherlands from natural gas to electricity, the Dutch government is eager to learn…

Exhibiting Chiefs of Waste at DDW 2019

The installation Chiefs of Waste, by Shay Raviv and Dorota Gazy from STBY, presents a global investigation delving into the ever-changing worlds of waste pickers…