Design Of The Times

While we were in Newcastle for the Intersections conference, we also visited the design exhibitions that were organized around the town. 

BirdboxMany of the exhibitions reflected on sustainability and showed products that use recycled materials or question amount of energy we consume in our daily lives.¬†I particularly liked these two products: One is a shredder that ‘runs’ on the energy of a hamster. In return for its efforts the little animal gets fresh bits of paper for its home.

Cctvbridbox The other product is a bird box that looks like a CCTV camera. A nice piece to decorate your house with. It uses no energy and it might fool the neighbours.

How to not become (too) cynical

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Beyond Human Centred Design

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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.