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.

The ethnographic interview: preparing clients to be observers

It’s important to prepare client-observers who have no previous experience with these kinds of interviews, to let them know what to expect, and to avoid pitfalls that can diminish the quality of the research process and results. Here are some guidelines researchers can share and discuss beforehand in order to ensure the process is equally fruitful for researcher and observer.

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.

Co-creation labs

Co-creation labs typically involve hands-on activities in which a varied group of stakeholders expresses experiences and explorers potential solutions in a …

What Design Can Do For The Climate

How can designers tackle a problem as complex as climate change? That was the question we were faced with when we partnered with What Design Can Do to do the research…

Making bicycle parking easier and faster

STBY helped the city of Amsterdam and Dutch Rail to make the use of indoor bicycle parking facilities more efficient and convenient through the use of new technology.…

Improving bicycle parking in public space

The city of Amsterdam is famous for her bicycle culture. The relatively small city is easy to cross and there are bicycle lanes all around. However, once arrived on…

Lead… and let go

In our projects we often help clients to innovate by doing design research together. This usually includes qualitative research and co-creation sessions, in which…