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.

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.

Designing Across Boundaries

With 11 Sao Paulo-based and 9 London-based designers we were involved in a Design Challenge at Villiers Highschool in Southall, London. The goal was to design a product or service for the school, in close collaboration with a group of their students, using video as a material to do research and cardboard as a material to explore the concepts.

Poster Design Documentaries

by Bas Raijmakers. He summarised and visualised his PhD thesis in this poster that was printed at the occasion of the graduation Show at the Royal College of Art in …

Design Documentaries

Design documentaries are a new, visual way of bringing everyday life into design processes, as a source of inspiration. This method is used in the early stages of design processes, when designers want to discover what matters to the people they are designing for.

Smart textiles

For the conference How Smart Are We?, organised by Design Plus in London, STBY produced two design documentaires and creative workshops on the themes Drift and Swim. The first theme explored how smart textiles can help people to navigate in a city in case they want to wander around rather than just going from A to B.

Rich Viz – Design Documentaries

by Bas Raijmakers. Paper on design documentaries, published in ‘Rich Viz! Inspiring design teams with rich vizualizations’, edited by Pieter Jan…

Design documentaries with heart patients

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.

Storage and clutter

Two design documentaries on how people store and display things around the house. Produced by STBY in collaboration with the interaction design research team at the Royal College of Art, as part of the EPSRC-funded Equator project.