Learning by doing

The best way to learn a new skill or a new way of working is to actually do it. This does not mean however that you have to start from scratch and figure everything out by…

Global online learning

The Reach Network of professionals in design and innovation has brought its seasoned practitioners from around the world together to create 5 masterclasses on

This is Service Design Thinking

STBY was asked to edit the tools section of this first comprehensive book on the practice of Service Design. The initiators of the book, Marc Stickdorn and Jakob Schneider,…

Routledge Companion to Design Research

STBY was invited to contribute a chapter to the book 'Routledge Companion to Design Research', edited by Professor Paul Rodgers and Dr. Joyce Yee for Routledge, Taylor and Francis.....

Prototyping Clean Energy Futures

In a workshop hosted by STBY during the Service Design Days in Barcelona on the 5th and 6th of October 2018, we prototyped ideas for new service concepts in response to the What Design Can Do Clean Energy Challenge.

‘Listening’ to Big Data

Every company will agree that listening to the voice of their customers is highly important. There are obviously multiple ways to do this. A good mix of these approaches is usually the most successful, as they all have their own strengths and weaknesses.

New frontiers for Service Design

The ubiquity of service design tools and artefacts is also a cue for pioneers in the field to move on and focus on new frontiers. At the Service Design Global Conference in Madrid, Jamin Hegeman of Capital One pointed to one of these frontiers. He argued that it is time for service design to move beyond projects that just create new service concepts, and to focus more on ways to effectively contribute to the long-term, sustainable management of service delivery and ongoing improvement of customer experiences.

Enhancing training with coaching

Over the past years we have increasingly been asked to support client organisations with their internal capacity building for service innovation. Our vast experience…

Design Driven Business Innovation course

Following up on the success of our annual master course together with the Business School of the University of Amsterdam, we have the opportunity to again offer an…

Hyper local vs. system thinking

Over the past year STBY has conducted several design research projects for the city of Amsterdam, supporting them with innovation projects around the use of public space.