People waiting on a train platform, looking at a large screen with info about the composition of the train.

Implementation of dynamic boarding begins at Dutch railway stations

STBY was involved in the development and testing of new dynamic boarding technology that is creating a major service improvement to the Dutch railway system. Implementation has now begun in three major stations: Schiphol airport, Amsterdam Zuid, and Utrecht Central Station.  An Intelligent Platform Bar, a led screen along the full length of the platform, tells train travellers in real time the location of the doors, 1st and 2nd class cars, and bicycle and wheelchair access in the train they are waiting for. This enables train travellers to pick the right place on the platform to board an incoming train, so they can board safely and quickly. Have a look at the Intelligent Platform Bar in action.

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…