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.

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,…

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.