Playbook : Getting Started with Policy Co-design

Getting Started with Policy Co-design is the result of, and a reflection upon, a specific policy co-design process with the department for Culture in Jalisco, Mexico that took place across 2020-2021. The aim of the project was to define and shape cultural policy recommendations using a co-design approach. In this Playbook, we translate theory to… Continue reading Playbook : Getting Started with Policy Co-design

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Future thinking in anxious times

As design researchers dedicated to fostering meaningful and positive changes in future societies, we frequently discuss possible futures with our participants, to help our clients and partners look at the future through the eyes of their customers, users or citizens. In the form of Streetlabs, workshops or in-depth interviews, we ask participants to reflect on… Continue reading Future thinking in anxious times

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DIY Toolkit relaunch

We are excited to announce the relaunch of the DIY Toolkit! This online resource provides practical tools to trigger and support social innovation. It offers guidance, templates and explainer videos on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. It’s quick to use, and simple to apply.  The DIY Toolkit was… Continue reading DIY Toolkit relaunch

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Co-creation with young people on justice and jurisdiction

Doing research with young people is something we love to do, as they are willing to assist and provide candid feedback. They are enthusiastic about sharing their thoughts but are also attuned to the views of their peers. When co-creating with them, it is important to consider this dynamic in the research approach: use engaging… Continue reading Co-creation with young people on justice and jurisdiction

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Digital Exclusion at the Public Library

But today, the library didn’t just provide a nice working space filled with big windows and books, it also shed light on the inequities of digital access in society…

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Challenges in Pioneering R&D

In product design, having an R&D function is considered vital to a company’s survival since they have to explore new materials, new technology and new products to meet (or create) future/wider market needs. In a similar sense, R&D is vital for consulting businesses as well. Stby has been a proud pioneer of Design Research for… Continue reading Challenges in Pioneering R&D

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Deepening participant engagement

How can we do even better? As a research agency, we work extensively and successfully with participants. Involving stakeholders to jointly investigate, shape and bring about the required change in the public space is a specific expertise of Stby. We have been working on projects about the future of mobility and public space since 2006,… Continue reading Deepening participant engagement

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Towards More Than Human Design

Questions and Considerations Over the last 20 years, human-centred design has been a core part of our practice here at Stby. Understanding the needs of people and how these needs operate in wider contexts, often complex and dynamic, has been incremental to delivering insights that help our clients innovate towards positive and meaningful change. However,… Continue reading Towards More Than Human Design

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