Never a dull moment…

Dynamic as ever, STBY has moved to a new office in Amsterdam. Although we really liked the previous studio we shared with Spunk, it was time to move on and change locations. Our new studio is in the Duintjer CS building in the Vijzelstraat. A vibrant hub for the local creative industry. The building hosts about 75 companies, ranging from design studios and film production companies to architects and add agencies.

Our new address is:

Studio 217, Duintjer CS building, Vijzelstraat 72, 1017 HL Amsterdam

(Our landline telephone number has remained the same: +31 20 2604040)

Below a picture of the building (copied from – thanks), facing the side where our new studio is. We have a magnificent view on Prinsengracht and Vijzelgracht. We’re based on the second floor.


And this is a map to show you the location of the building in Amsterdam:


The best way to reach us is by public transport. From the Amsterdam Central Station it is a five minute ride with tram 16, 24 or 25. Get out at the ‘Keizersgracht’- tram stop. The entrance to building is then a short walk of about 100 meters continuing in the same direction as the tram you have just left.

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,…