Spunk//STBY

We have initiated a research joint venture with Spunk. This group of Dutch young, dynamic and highly opinionated people (16-19 years old) is never afraid to tackle any subject head on from their own perspective, even if it counters the public opinion. This is what makes their online magazine and video journals so excellent (www.spunk.nl). However, when they are asked to adress a topic from the perspective of other youngsters (e.g. different age groups or different educational levels), they need to do proper research and not just extrapolate their own personal opinions. This is why STBY has teamed up with them. Together we offer qualitative in-depth research among all types of young people throughout The Netherlands. In the past few months we have collaborated on research projects investigating obesity among 14-year olds in vocational education, the influence of media on the sexsual identity of 15-year old girls, and the multi-channel usages of first-year students. (NL, 2008)

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…