STBY nominated for the SDN Service Design Award 2015

We’re delighted to be nominated for the SDN Service Design Award 2015 with our Dynamic Travel Information on Train Platforms, which we developed with EdenSpiekermann, NS (the main train operator) and Prorail (the rail infrastructure company). The judging and announcement will take place at the Service Design Global Conference in New York on 3 October 2015.

The project has already won several prizes, such as The Innovation Manager (TIM) Awards for most innovative company, the Rotterdam Design Public Prize (decided by public vote), and the prestigious DA&D Black Pencil Award for technological innovation.

See our project page with further information about this collaboration.

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,…

A New Breed of Design Research Tools

Gone are the days of lugging around clunky recorders, hefty cameras and brick-like hard drives to interviews and observation sites. The design researchers of today need only bring along a smartphone hooked up to a few complementary gadgets and software to capture and save quality audio, video and images.

Rigorous documentation: A research superpower

When research activities get going in earnest, a lot is produced. If treated too casually, the mass of audio files and transcripts, flip-overs and mini-posters full of post-its, photos, interview notes and feedback mails can quickly turn into a massive hairball that no-one can unpick.

What Design Can Do For The Climate

How can designers tackle a problem as complex as climate change? That was the question we were faced with when we partnered with What Design Can Do…