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.

Design Driven Business Innovation

For the third year in a row STBY partners with Amsterdam Business School in delivering its Professional Post-Graduate Course for Design Driven Business Innovation.…

Life Scapes magazine

How do people express themselves online and offline and is there a connection between the two? The Life Scapes magazine explores these questions in a visual and inspiring way.

User-Centered Design across development stages

For the University of Amsterdam STBY facilitated a series of workshops with students, lecturers and system operators to inform the iterative development of its new Electronic Learning System (ELO).

Co-creating education

In the early stages of developing a new international master course, the University of Tilburg was interested in a series of empathic conversations with students to explore some first ideas and considerations. STBY guided and facilitated these conversations. We organised three exploratory discussion sessions with groups of students who fitted the profile of the future target group.

Design Research at the Design Academy

STBY was asked by the Design Academy in Eindhoven to prepare and facilitate a workshop on Design Research. There are several excellent examples of work in this area within the Design Academy, but there seems to be no coherent overview of these activities nor a framework of facilities to support and nurture them. The aim of this workshop was to enable the management team of the Design Academy to develop a strategic vision on what Design Research is and what the position and ambition of the Design Academy is in this area is or should be.

Training in Design Documentaries

As part of the Executive Master Course in Information Management at the University of Amsterdam, Bas Raijmakers coordinated a series of lectures and workshops on Design Documentaries. After an inital introduction and a briefing session, 12 students from both industry and government organisations worked in groups on developing their own Design Documentary.

Students’ perspective on new university portal

Thoughout the development of the new university portal there are many aspects that benefit from empathic conversations with students. The University of Amsterdam asked STBY to facilitate these conversations.

Creative methods for community involvement

Our contribution to the Heartlands project inspired a group of community regeneration officers of Kerrier District Council to invite us to share our knowledge and experience on ways to involve local communities in regeneration projects.

Ethnographic research in Service Design

Ethnography has become a valued tool in service design, even though the working conditions often do not allow for several months of field studies. During the international Service Design conference (Amsterdam, 24-26 November 2008) we organised a workshop on how service design can optimally benefit from ethnographic research.

Service Design Lab

During the Picnic cross-media conference in Amsterdam (24-26 september 2008) we have hosted a Service Design Lab. In a 4-hour workshop program 30 the participants worked in sub-groups on new ideas for service innovation for one of Amsterdam's local governments.