Imagine you are 80 years old. You think you are nearing the end of your life, so you wind down activities, and live day-to-day. Then you discover that you could live for another 50 years. Suddenly, you have to think about how you will fill that time. Do you feel anxious, or excited?
There are now more things connected to the internet than the number of people in the world. Many of these devices are inside our home, from Bluetooth speakers to smart coffee machines and fridges. In the future, even our plates and curtains might be hooked up to the internet. The house will then resemble a lab, in which we are the studied subjects. How much alcohol do we drink? How often do we wash our hair, or cut our nails? Are we snacking more than usual? Spending longer in front of the mirror? Maybe the homes of the future will know.
Health care organisation ZuidZorg has 50,000 clients in the Eindhoven surroundings and almost 4000 employees. They provide care to newly borns and young families,…
How can service design bring people together? One frustration some people experience when trying to improve a service is the amount of different organisations …
What services are needed to support people living with dementia? STBY recently tackled this question together with Zuidzorg, a Dutch provider of extra-mural health…
This was a question we addressed in one of our recent projects for a large international consumer brand. What do people consider to be a healthy lifestyle? Are they happy with their current ways of maintaining their lifestyles? What would they like to alter? Would they welcome any support with this?
For a consortium of public sector organisations in The Netherlands STBY is working on a user-driven innovation proces aiming to develop new remote services that support older people to live independently at home. Moving to a retirement home is not something most older people are looking forward to. Luckily nowadays, it is possible to get a lot of care and support at home. Remote services have a potential to offer people a maximum of flexibility and independence. In every stage of this project people from the target group, older people and their carers, have been involved in order make sure the team works with their perspective firmly in mind.
The Design Council and the Department of Health in the UK have recently initiated a national design challenge 'Designing for Patient Dignity'. STBY was asked to contribute to the exploratory research that defined the design briefs in the call for proposals.
For a consortium of organisations in The Netherlands (primary health care, housing associations and local government) STBY and Waag Society conducted a study to identify the needs among older people for new services supporting independent living at home.
For Philips Medical Systems in Seatle, STBY produced three design documentaries that portray the daily lives of heart patients in London. These documentaries were made to complement the paper-based personas of heart patients in San Diego, as developed by Philips.