Drippy T’s…..

In their keynote talk in Berlin Geke van Dijk and Marianne Guldbrandsen introduced the concept of the ‘Drippy T’ as a more accurate metaphor for the T-shaped professional than the strait cut T’s we usually refer to in discussions on interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Drippy T came forth from the joint reflections by the teams from STBY, the Design Council, Radarstation and IDEO about the roles each of these agencies and individuals played in the complex service design project for Southern Water in the UK.

Geke and Marianne are currently writing up their talk to submit is for publication in the next Touchpoint, the journal of the international Service Design Network.

How to not become (too) cynical

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Where do you live on Dollar Street?

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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.

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,…