Future Society

From healthcare and social care to local public services and refugee support initiatives, much of STBY’s work has been devoted to supporting changes toward a more inclusive and healthy future society. Growing urban populations, changing lifestyle habits, climate change, ageing societies, people displaced by war, and social exploitation are all placing strains on ill-equipped regulations, infrastructure and support services for communities across the globe.

We have been a part of an increasing movement to explore and understand these issues in a more inclusive and open way, taking into account multiple perspectives and experiences. As many of these challenges are systemic, multiple stakeholders are needed to both understand the current state of affairs, and develop ideas and designs for the future. STBY’s work often forms a bridge between several stakeholders who are working together to make improvements.

Over the years, we have contributed to the language, tools and processes of design research and service design that are needed in the context of societal challenges. This has shaped a process in which we unpack problems and create solutions for social innovation, and involve many more hands and minds rather than those of just a concentrated few. In this way, the future of society is increasingly informed, owned and shaped by those who compose it.

For further reading, take a look at these projects, publications and thoughts:

Challenging designers to tackle climate change 

How to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Remote services for older people

Tackling the Refugee Crisis

Imagining More Walkable Cities

Intelligent Systems

Our work in the area of smart technology has evolved with ongoing trends and developments in the industry. As early as 2008 we were conducting…

Sustainable Development

With sustainability now a top priority in today’s societies and for many organisations, STBY has been involved in many projects devoted…

International Reach

Through working on projects with an international scope for over a decade, we understand the importance of balancing efficiency and…

Agile Collaboration

We have always been strong in adapting our ways of working with clients and partners to develop more agile ways of working. Agility, …

Embedded Innovation

As organisations work toward cultivating work environments that foster collaborative creation, we have encouraged research insights…